The newest Royal parents, Prince Harry and Meghan, have revealed the source of inspiration for the name of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor: the character Archie Mitchell in the BBC's miserable soap drama, EastEnders.
The father of Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell, and brother-in-law of Queen Vic landlady, Peggy Mitchell, Archie came onto the scene in July 2008, subsequently leaving Walford after revelations of his deceit and lies. He returned soon after, but was then murdered on Christmas Day 2009 by his rape victim, Stacey Branning.
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Prince Harry is an avid fan of EastEnders, and rarely misses an episode, whereas Meghan is a recent convert.
The pair considered naming their son after the actor who played the part of Archie, Larry Lamb, or even Larry the Lamb, but 'input' from the Queen put a stop to this.
As Archie is the first-born son of a duke, he could have been known as the Earl of Dumbarton, but with Dumbarton currently languishing in mid-table in Scottish League One, the decision has been made to call him simply Master Archie.
The Royals were answering a series of stupid and irrelevant questions put to them by the press. One was:
"Who does the baby resemble more?"
"Who knows?" said the son of Major James Hewitt.