Did Prince George spill the beans on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s baby name back in January? Apparently, the cute royal told someone that his nickname is Archie, which happens to be the moniker of his newest cousin.
The spunky five-year-old was hanging out with his grandmother Carole Middleton when he started chatting with a woman who was walking her dog. “I was asked by a police minder not to take a photo of the children, which I didn’t, but George started stroking my dog,” the unnamed pet owner told The Sun. “Just to be friendly I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it.”
The oldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton had a very unexpected answer to the woman’s simple question. “To my astonishment, he said, ‘I’m called Archie,’ with a big smile on his face. I don’t know why he calls himself Archie but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely.”
Back when the woman first recounted this story five months ago, it was just a cute little anecdote. Now, it carries a much more of a significant meaning since the new royal baby’s name was announced as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on Wednesday, May 8. Maybe that name was floating around the palace and George took a liking to it? The whole situation could have been a happy accident but it seems a bit too coincidental.
The Suits actress, 37, just gave birth to her firstborn on Monday, May 6, and the new parents are already over-the-moon in love. “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I mean, I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy,” Meghan gushed during her first public appearance after Archie’s arrival. Harry, 34, was equally thrilled and added, “Yeah, it’s great. Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two and a half to three days, but we are just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy and to be able to spend some precious times with him as he slowly starts to grow up.”
We love the idea of having more adorable royals around!