After what felt like years of anticipation, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first son, Archie, on Monday, May 6. Two days later, the couple gave a brief interview about their new lives as parents but didn’t reveal much information. Any more questions fans have, though, can probably be answered with Archie’s birth certificate, which the royal family made public on Friday, May 17.
Other interesting tidbits from the birth certificate? The official occupations of Meghan and Harry: prince and princess of the the United Kingdom. Also, we have confirmation that Archie’s first name is, in fact, just Archie. It’s not short for Archibald or something more formal.
The time of birth isn’t listed on this certificate, but Buckingham Palace wrote on Instagram that Archie came into the world early morning, May 6. We also already knew his birth weight: 7 pounds, 3 ounces.
Check out the certificate for yourself, below:
“It’s been great. Parenting is amazing,” Prince Harry told reporters on May 8. “It has only been, what, two and a half, three days…. We are just so thrilled to have our own bundle of joy and to be able to spend some precious time as he slowly starts to grow up.”
Markle hasn’t given many quotes about motherhood yet, but she did say, “It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy…He’s just been a dream. It’s been a special couple of days.”
Meanwhile, the well-wishes from family and friends keep pouring in. Baby Archie met Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Charles all this week for the first time. “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep-deprivation society that is parenting,” Prince William joked to journalists about two weeks ago.