Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to show their love and affection for their five-month-old son in many ways. Even with his few appearances online and in official events, the sweet nicknames they give to their royal baby show their fondness of him!
In a recent Halloween greeting on Instagram, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex referred to Archie Mountbatten-Windsor as a small “pumpkin.” “Wishing you all a safe and fun Halloween from our family (and our little pumpkin) to yours!” wrote the Sussex Royal on Instagram with a photo taken in a ‘special effects’ workshop they attended while on a royal tour in New Zealand.
In the royal couple’s South Africa tour last month, it was revealed in a series of video clips that Meghan Markle adoringly calls her son ‘Bubba’. The trip was the first-ever royal engagement of the young seventh-in-line to the throne.
Much speculation has been made around why the Sussex couple named their child ‘Archie’ instead of choosing classic and English names that have long run in the family – just like how Prince William and Kate Middleton did it.
To the disappointment of “Archie” comics and “Riverdale” series fans, the royal baby was not named after the red-haired character.
Reports revealed that baby Archie was named after Major Tom Archer-Burton, an Army commanding officer and Prince Harry’s mentor in the military. The officer who is also known as “Archie” played a key role in making Harry’s deployment to Afghanistan possible, The Sun reported.
Prince Harry and the 41-year-old Archie had been previously spotted on a charity mission together in Lesotho, South Africa. He was also reportedly present in the Sussex couple’s wedding.
“It’s well known in Army circles, and Archie’s inner circle, that baby Archie is a nod to him,” a source told The Sun.
Archie will be attending the Rugby World Cup Final in an England onesie this Saturday, according to The Telegraph. Prince Harry, a longtime football fan and patron, reportedly sent a photo of his son wearing a Red Rose jersey attached to his good luck message to the England rugby team.