There was a plenty of excitement surrounding the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, and no one seemed more excited than the royal family. Perhaps a little too excited: In its haste to create a new web page for the little one, the monarchy’s website made a rather, erm, noticeable blunder.
As seen on royal commentator Omid Scobie’s Twitter, the site erroneously listed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor as “the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and seventh in line to the throne.”
Though the site has since been corrected to reflect the accurate titles of Archie’s parents—the Duke and Duchess of Sussex—it was up long enough for fans to take note on social media.
“You had one job royal website updater,” one fan wrote, with another quipping, “Whoever’s updating the website for the royal family is running on very little sleep too, apparently.”
The littlest royal made his arrival into the world in the early hours of Monday, May 6. “Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7 lbs. 3oz. The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives,” a statement posted to the Sussex Royal Instagram page read.
Despite the awkward mixup, the actual Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, were joyous upon welcoming their nephew. "[We're] absolutely thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and looking forward to seeing him in the next few days when he's quietened down," William, 36, said on Tuesday, May 7. "I'm very pleased to welcome my own brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!"
The world got its first peek at the baby just two days later, with Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, posing for their first family photos at a private photo-call at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, May 8.
After their press event, the twosome introduced Archie to his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. “Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” an Instagram post on the Sussex Royal page read. “The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”
“It’s magic," Meghan said of her baby boy. "It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy."