- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry briefly considered a different name for baby Archie Harrison: Archibald.
- A friend of the Sussexes told royal biographers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand that Meghan and Harry considered Archibald "for all of one second."
- "He was always going to be little Archie," the friend shared.
Turns out Archie wasn't always going to be Archie! In Sussex biography Finding Freedom, a friend of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tells authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand that the couple briefly considered another name for their little one (though admittedly, it's pretty close to what they settled on). As Hello! reports, Scobie and Durand write that Meghan and Harry "wanted something traditional, a name that was powerful even without a title in front of it." According to their unnamed friend, "They thought about Archibald for all of one second...He was always going to be little Archie."
Speaking of baby Sussex, last week Harry let one of his nicknames for Archie slip during a video call marking the 125th anniversary of the Rugby Football League. Speaking about his plan to get Archie playing rugby, he referred to his son as "our little man." Cute!
"I've got a little space outside, which I'm fortunate enough to have so I need to get [Archie] playing some Rugby League," Harry said. "I'm just unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son be able to be outside, because I know so many people just haven't had that opportunity in the last five months."
"Our little man is our number one priority but our work after that is the second priority," the royal continued. "We’re just trying to do everything we can to do our part to make the world a better place."