The Queen Shared A Tearful Confession About Archie

The Queen Shared A Tearful Confession About Archie

Dec 07, 2020Thato

2020 started with Harry and Meghan dropping a bombshell on the royal family. They announced that they would withdraw from their roles as senior royals and move across the pond. More recently, The Queen has shared how their decision has affected her relationship with their son, Archie.

Harry and Meghan's First Child

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is Harry and Meghan's firstborn son. They first introduced little Archie to the world on May 7, 2019. Their son was born almost a year after they got married. When Harry first shared the news, he was over the moon.

Sharing The Good News

Little Archie was born without any complications, and he weighed 7 pounds. In an interview with the Independent, Harry said that they were thrilled and grateful for everybody's love and support and that they just wanted to share the good news with the world.

Harry Was in Awe of Meghan

After he was born, Harry was full of Praise for his wife, Meghan. It was one of the first times then he was able to experience childbirth firsthand. And you couldn't believe what his wife had to go through but was still overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. But he wasn't the only person there.

Meghan's Mother Was Always By Her Side

To help them through it, Meghan asked her mother to be there with them. Because this was the first child, they asked Doria Ragland to help them through it. She had been through something like this several times when she was able to give them counsel. And when the baby came, she was also overjoyed.

Welcoming a New Royal

Archie was Doria's first grandchild. And when he was born, the world celebrated. People everywhere congratulated the couple and welcomed a new royal. The London Eye was lit up in multicolored lights to welcome the new baby to the world.

The Mystery Behind his Name

A day after their child was born, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced his name to the world. They were going to call him Archie. This news sent the tabloids running around, trying to find any secret meaning behind his name. Some even suggested that it's an anagram from Rachel, Meghan's first name. The real meaning behind his name was revealed soon after.

Named After an Old Friend

Sources later announced that Archie was named after Major Tom Archer-Burton, also known as Archie. A man Prince Harry admired when he was still in the military. Archie convinced Harry to remain in the military after being told that they wouldn't allow him to serve in Iraq back in 2007.

Major Tom Archer-Burton

Major Tom Archer-Burton and Harry have been friends for a long time. He was the man who kept Harry's secret when he decided to stay and serve, something that the Prince never forgot. The two grew very close; Archie was a guest at Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding. And he's a very modest man. 

Baby Archie Has no Royal Title

Major Tom Archer-Burton still refuses to take credit for the name, but that's only because he is a very humble person. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided against giving baby Archie any royal title. But they gave him a royal surname so that he could still have that connection with the family.

House of Mountbatten-Windsor

In 1917, King George V proclaimed that the royal family's official name would be Windsor. This only changed when Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip. The couple decided that their grandchildren would use the name Mountbatten-Windsor as their official surname.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

When their child was born, Harry and Meghan christened him Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The ceremony happened at the Queen's Windsor chapel, and only a handful of people were invited to attend. The couple announced everything that happened to the public except one glaring thing.

Who Are Archie's Godparents

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left out the details of who they named to Archie's godparents. A year later, someone leaked the information to the public, and the news took everyone by surprise. Usually, royals name their fellow celebrity friends as their godparents but Meghan and Harry took a different route.

They Chose People They Trusted

They named Tiggy Pettifer, Harry's former nanny, as Archie's godmother. And then they named Mark Dyer, Archie's long time friend, as his godfather. They chose the people who supported Harry the most when he was dealing with the passing of his mother, Princess Diana. There was one name on the list, and it raised a few eyebrows.

Why Wasn't Prince William Named as Archie's Godfather?

Prince Harry didn't name his brother, Prince William, or his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as Archie's godparents. People thought that the omission was because there was a feud, but it turned out not to be the case. The belief was that Archie's aunt and Uncle Will and Kate would already be in his life, so there was no need.

Did Their Feelings about Will and Kate Affect Their Judgement?

A year later, it was revealed that there were tensions between Prince Harry and Prince William. And even though Harry and Meghan say it didn't affect their decision, it must've crossed their minds when they were making their choice. And their decision may have alienated Archie from his cousins.

The Queen's Great-Grandchildren 

Archie is Queen Elizabeth's eighth great-grandchild. He's part of a long line of future monarchs. While his parents may have decided against giving him a royal title, Archie could still someday be given the title of Prince if his grandfather, Prince Charles, becomes King. But that's still a long way off.

How Megxit May Affect Archie

But he may never get the chance now that his parents have stepped down from their roles as senior royals. Archie was hardly seen in any royal photos when he was still a baby, and this looks like it will continue since Meghan and Harry have decided to live a more private life.

Starting Their New Life

Since the announcement of "Megxit," a play on the infamous "Brexit," the couple decided to move to Canada, but they didn't stay there long. They finally settled down in California, where they've been staying since with their little Archie.

How They Left The Royal Family

Before they left their roles in the royal family, Harry and Meghan consulted other senior royals about how their transition would go. They worked closely with the royal family to make sure that their exit was as smooth as possible. Remarkably, it was the Queen who came out with a statement.

Queen Elizabeth's Statement on Megxit

She wrote, "Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family."

They Wanted to be Independent

One of the critical things that Harry and Meghan made clear early was that they no longer wanted the public to fund their lifestyles. They also said that they wouldn't completely abandon the monarchy and would spend some of their time in the U.K.Their connection with the royal family isn't completely severed.

Why Harry and Meghan Chose to Leave The Royal Family

Part of the reason why they left their roles is that they wanted the freedom to pursue some of their other passions. Something that they felt they couldn't do when they were active in the royal family. They frequently had spats with other senior royals and weren't on the best terms with many people in Buckingham Palace.

Megxit Was a Long Time Coming

Everyone who was around them at the time knew that it was only a matter of time until they left. Perhaps their one regret is that Archie will not get to see his father's side of the family as often as they would've liked him too. After all, they wanted him to grow up with his cousins so that they could all build strong bonds together, but it's not only the kids who won't get to spend time with him.

The Queen's Wish

Queen Elizabeth is a very maternal person. She loves children. She wishes to see all of her great-grandchildren grow together; in the same way, that her grandchildren did. She raised Harry and William as if they were her children, and she wanted to have a similar relationship with their children.  

Queen Elizabeth's Relationship With Archie

While she may be close to Prince William's children, her one regret is that she doesn't have the same relationship with Archie. The Queen has hardly spent any time with Archie since he was born. One of the rare occasions where the two spent time together was when they visited Windsor Castle to introduce Archie to the Queen, but they haven't spent much time since.

The Queen's Missed Opportunity

The Queen was meant to be at Archie's christening, but her husband, Prince Philip, was tied up with a prior engagement. The last time the new royal was seen with his cousins was in June 2019, when photographers caught a glimpse of them together, and they haven't been seen together since.

Meghan and Harry's Christmas Bombshell

Archie didn't spend Christmas with the royal family, as is the tradition. Instead, his parents chose to spend it with Meghan's family. That was also around the time tensions between them and the royal family began to heat until they eventually boiled over.

Did The Queen Miss Her Chance?

Christmas was the last real opportunity for the Queen to spend time with baby Archie, and she couldn't. Now that he has permanently moved to the United States, they will have even less time together. Recently, an insider spoke about how the Queen really felt about this entire situation.

Queen Elizabeth's True Feelings

Queen Elizabeth is very heartbroken that her family has been split apart this year. Harry and Meghan's decision earlier this year has taken its toll. And while she understands the reason behind it, she still wishes that Harry, Meghan, and Archie were closer to home.

Many tabloids have often said that the Queen isn't caring. But the people around her paint a different picture. Her love for her family is clear to see by the way she treats them. She took the news about Megxit very hard. The Queen still hopes to spend time with baby Archie in the future, but that all depends on Harry and Meghan. What do you think will happen in the future? Leave us a comment to let us know! 

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