Following the birth of Archie Harrison in May 2019, Queen Elizabeth became the proud great-grandmother of 8 royal kids. Her Majesty’s latest great-grandchild made his appearance when mom Duchess Meghan (née Markle) gave birth to him.
At the time the former Suits actress, 38, shared the good news of the little bundle of joy’s arrival with Prince Harry and revealed that Elizabeth’s longtime husband, Prince Philip, was actually the first member of the royal family to meet Archie!
“We just bumped into the duke as we were walking by, which was so nice,” Meg told members of the press who gathered outside Windsor Castle as her son made his public debut on May 8. “So it will be nice to introduce the baby to the family.” Harry, 35, sweetly added, “Another great-grandchild.” Aww!
Shortly after meeting his great-grandfather, 98, Archie was introduced to his 93-year-old great-grandmother, Elizabeth, as well as Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland. The doting parents — who tied the knot in an iconic royal wedding in May 2018 — gushed about the sweet moment in an Instagram post shared to their page.
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote in a statement shared alongside a heartwarming pic of the interaction. “The Duke of Edinburgh and the duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”
If you thought eight great-grandchildren was a lot, the beloved monarch is also a proud mother of four. Elizabeth shares kids Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward with her husband of over 70 years and she is also a loving grandmother to eight.
Like any typical family, the British royals are no strangers to expanding their brood. So, when another royal baby arrived, it’s no surprise the entire family couldn’t wait to meet the newest addition — and neither could we!
Scroll down below to check out all the birthdays of each of the eight royal babies!
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