The couple couldn’t decide on which name to use as a first name (Picture: Getty Images)
The couple have been sharing snippets from their private life during talks with fellow attendees at the Invictus Games.
Meghan told the parent of a little boy called Harrison that she and Harry struggled to decide on a name for their son.
Sherry McBain, 42, said her wife Mandy brought their little boy along to a book reading attended by the Duchess.
Sherry, a nursing officer in the RAF, said: “She was like “Harrison, that’s Archie’s middle name”, and Mandy was like “Yeah, I know”.
‘They were just having a chat because Harry and Meghan couldn’t decide between Archie and Harrison for the first name.’
The couple ultimately named their baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor after he was born on May 6, 2019.
Harrison means ‘son of Harry’, so its inclusion is likely a nod to the Duke himself.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Invictus Games yesterday (Picture: PA)
The couple eventually decided on Archie as a first name after they were ‘torn’ (Picture: EPA)
The couple have been full of smiles during their attendance at the Games (Picture: AP)
Archie entered the top 10 names for boys in England and Wales for the first time in 2020, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The name saw a surge in popularity, jumping 10 places from 19th to ninth.
Sherry, who was taking part in two Invictus Games events, said Meghan was ‘really open’ and ‘very friendly’ during her brief interaction with Harrison.
She said: ‘My little boy Harrison was just over the moon that a princess has read him a story, so that went down really well with all the UK children.
‘Harrison was drawing pictures and telling her that it was a picture of a tram.
‘I don’t think it quite looked like a tram, so she was very gracious and said “that’s a brilliant tram,” so he was delighted.’
Sherry’s family had been in the Hague to support her in both sitting volleyball and archery events for Team GB.
The Invictus Games was officially launched for 2022 on Saturday (Picture: EPA)
Harry and Meghan were larger than life passengers at the Land Rover Driving Challenge (Picture: Getty Images)
Prince Harry speaks with an attendee at the Games during an event today (Picture: BACKGRID)
Sherry said: ‘It’s made a massive difference for me. It’s the difference in the fact that I’m still serving.
‘I was diagnosed with delayed complex PTSD. This journey has just meant that actually I can still live a life instead of hiding, and not stepping out of the house and just being broken.
‘I owe so much to the Invictus Games and everything that it has done for me and for my family.’
Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the 5th edition of the Invictus Games (Picture: SplashNews)
The couple are protected by Barack Obama’s former security guard (Picture: Tom Maddick/SWNS)
Harry and Meghan at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games (Picture: AP)
Today, it emerged that Meghan and Harry are being protected by five bodyguards during the Games, and have been given ‘VVIP’ (very very important person) status.
Their security team includes Christopher Sanchez, who worked for former US President Barack Obama.
Prince Harry, who served in the British Army for a decade, was stripped of his honorary military roles after he and Meghan stepped back from royal duties.
The couple, now based in California, visited the Queen on Thursday.
It came after furore over the fact Harry did not attend Prince Philip’s memorial service in London last month.
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