Gayle King Explains Possible Meaning behind 'Archie,' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Newborn Baby's Name

While making a TV appearance, Gayle King excitedly made her speculations about the possible meaning of the Sussex baby’s name, Archie. 

The famous TV personality is known to be a part of Meghan Markle's elite circle of friends. Just like every royal fan, King voiced her thoughts on the hidden meaning behind the name “Archie.”

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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She said:

“I thought his middle name Harrison, means son of Harry. Arch means connection or something I read. They picked a great name. They picked what works for them. But I loved it.”  


Gayle King is a close pal of the power couple, and fans will, therefore, think her words to be very important. Ever the supportive friend, the 64-year-old gushed about the couple’s adorable choice of the name while speaking at the CBS Upfront presentation in New York. She said:

“I love the name Archie; it’s so interesting that everybody’s weighing in on the name Archie. It’s nobody’s business. I’m sure they don’t care what we think about the name – they both like it.”

King then went on to laud the pair’s obvious adoration of each other, saying that they have “the country cheering them on.”


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be celebrating their very first year of marriage very soon. To honor the momentous event, King revealed that there would be a CBS News special titled “King Meghan and Harry, Plus One.” 

With Archie's birth, the program is sure to become a fan-favorite! Why everyone enjoys a real-life fairytale couple! So far, Harry and Markle have maintained privacy when it comes to their personal life, and even King finds this very advantageous. 


As always, the new parents got the entire media in a frenzy after they revealed that they had chosen to name him, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 

With the couple making no move to explain the meanings behind the names, fans deemed it a noble task to do so. The definitions of the names have thus, been revealed with Archie, short for Archibald, meaning “distinguished and bold” and the middle name, Harrison meaning “son of Henry” or “son of Harry.”

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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There is still no formal statement from the couple to establish the meanings, and avid fans, like Gayle King, are still making guesses at hidden meanings other than the obvious aforementioned.