It looks like we finally know the truth behind Archie Harrison’s name. New reports indicate that Prince Harry named his firstborn son after a commanding officer in the British Army. Both Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle chose the name in honor of Major Tom Archer-Burton, who many people behind the scenes like to call ‘Archie.’ But to the Duke Of Sussex, he’s more than just that. Major Tom Archer-Burton has been his “rock” according to sources. Here’s what you need to know.
Page Six reports that Harry credits his commander for getting him permission to serve on the front lines in Afghanistan back in 2008. It was Harry’s lifelong dream to serve on the front line and thanks to Archie, he made it happen. The two have a very close bond and even traveled to Africa on a school-building charity mission back in 2011.
“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. The two men have stayed in regular contact, and Archie has met most of Harry’s family, including Meghan. “It’s an incredible honor, but Archie is an incredibly modest chap, and won’t be making a big deal of it.”
Archie was at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at Windsor Castle last year and he was also a guest at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding back in 2011. The 41-year-old father of three was also awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct medal last year.
So far the world has only seen a little glimpse of Archie, two days after he was born. Meghan Markle gave birth to him during the early hours of Monday, May 6th. We can’t wait to see more photos of Archie along with his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the coming weeks!
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