Now that we’ve been introduced to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor… when do you think we’ll see him again? As we witnessed yesterday, Meghan Markle is a public relations superstar. She’s not giving up the next shot of Archie without strategy. And besides, we are coming up on a major House Sussex milestone: their first wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 19. Will we get a shot of Archie with his parents on Instagram that day? Or will be it an exclusive never-before-seen photo of them from their wedding day? I’m going with the never-before-seen wedding photo. An updated Archie picture, I think, will be saved for a later date. The longer you wait, the more special it is. You know who does this best? Beyoncé. And Beyoncé has declared her support for Royal Meghan. Also…we all know Beyoncé’s favourite number: 4. She was born on September 4, 1981. Guess who was born exactly a month earlier?
Meghan Markle’s birthday is August 4, 1981.
So my point is…
Maybe the next time we see Archie on Instagram will be August 4, 2019, on Meghan’s birthday?
Everyone is still talking about Archie’s name and how unexpected it is. As Duana wrote in her piece about the Naming of Archie yesterday, this is precisely why she was so excited – because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did their own thing, they did not go with tradition, they decided to give their son an actual fresh beginning, instead of starting his life burdened by something he never chose. If we can be smug here for a moment then, that’s why we were so sure it wouldn’t be Diana or related, like Spencer. As I wrote in my name prediction post a couple of weeks ago, why would anyone ever think they’d want to do that to their child?!
What I want to know now is what other names were on the list, and what was on their list of girls’ names.
Anyway, here’s Harry today in the Netherlands for a day trip to launch the one year countdown to the Invictus Games. He met with athletes, he went on a bike ride, he did some archery, and he received baby gifts – like this one:
I really, really hope Michael K writes something about that picture at Dlisted today.
What do you call that item of clothing where you live? In North America, I think we commonly call it a “onesie”. In England today I’ve been reading that they call it a “baby grow”. Kinda like how in the UK they use “jumper” for the thing we call a “sweater” in North America. Now I’m picturing Mark Darcy’s “reindeer jumper”.