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Meghan, Harry, Philip, Doria, and Elizabeth with Archie

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This afternoon, shortly after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finished their first photocall with their son Archie Harrison, the couple took their newborn to meet Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were joined by Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland for the baby’s first audience with Her Majesty.

The meeting went very well. “It was such a lovely moment with Her Majesty. Everyone was so touched,” a source close to the couple told ELLE.com. “It’s been such a magical time, and Meghan and Harry are so incredibly happy.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared the first photo from that meeting themselves when they announced Archie’s name on their Instagram. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” their SussexRoyal Instagram wrote. “This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”

Meghan and Harry ultimately chose the name Archie because it really resonated with them. A Royal source said that “there was no special meaning behind the name; the couple just loved it.”

A source close to the Duke and Duchess shared with ELLE.com that Meghan and Harry wanted a “modern name” while respecting royal tradition.

And while Archie’s looks and personality will really emerge in the coming weeks and months, Meghan spoke about how peaceful their baby is now during the couple’s photocall with him. “He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm,” Meghan said.

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