What title does Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby have and where does Archie sit in the line to the throne?

8 May 2019, 17:06 | Updated: 15 May 2019, 12:08

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first baby together on 6th May, 2019. But their new son isn't officially a royal yet.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Monday, 6th May, 2019, weighing 7lbs 3oz.

The pair took to Instagram to share the exciting news with their 6million+ followers, before Prince Harry spoke to the press about the birth of his son. The post has already racked up over 2million likes.

On 8th May, 2019, Meghan and Harry gave us a first look of their baby boy, and revealed they'd called their boy Archie.

But where does the new tot sit in line to the throne, what will his title be and is he a royal? We reveal all...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby son is not officially a royal...yet
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby son is not officially a royal...yet. Picture: Getty

What title will Meghan and Harry's baby have?

On the day of the Meghan and Harry's Royal Wedding last May, the Queen bestowed the following titles on her grandchild: Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dunbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

While it was first anticipated that the newborn would take on one of his father's lesser-used titles and become the Earl of Dunbarton, it was confirmed, along with his name, that the new addition to the royal family would go by 'Master'.

The Royal Baby's full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Is baby Archie a royal?

Traditionally, the His Royal Highness status only applies to the first two generations of the ruling monarch.

Put simply, that means only the Queen's children and most of her grandchildren have HRH status.

So while Baby Sussex is a member of the royal family, he isn't officially a royal.

This also means he won't be a prince.

Having said that, Queen Elizabeth changed the rules when it came to Will and Kate's children, so it wasn't out of the question that Liz could extend the offer to Meghan and Harry's child.

Prince Harry has been fairly vocal about the baby having a 'normal' upbringing though, so they opted for Master Archie over a fancy title.

The line of succession to the British throne
The line of succession to the British throne. Picture: PA

Where does Archie sit in line to the throne?

The new royal baby is seventh in line to the throne, so it is unlikely he'll ever be a ruling monarch.

As it currently stands, Prince Charles is next in line, then Prince William, followed by his son Prince George.

After the rules changed when Prince Louis was born, Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne, followed by her younger brother.

Prince Harry sits sixth in the line of succession, followed by his son.

The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice then Princess Eugenie follow.