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Meghan Markle’s Son, Archie Renamed in South Africa; Here’s His New Name

Archie, the eldest son of Meghan Markle and Harry was renamed in the local language by grandmothers of a South African village.

During the couple’s royal tour in South Africa, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the first child of Meghan Markle born in May 2019 had a new name. After arriving in South Africa on September 23, 2019, Meghan Markle and Harry traveled to one of the townships (cities) where crime rates are high.


The young parents left Archie with his nanny, which did not stop people in the Nyanga township, especially the grandmothers of the community, from giving a traditional name of South Africa to little Archie.

According to Gala magazine, the Royal Baby was renamed Ntsika, a name in Xhosa, the second most spoken language in the country and inspired by the original meaning of the name Archie. 

“The reason we chose this name is mainly because Archie means the same thing as Ntsika. Archie evokes strength, bravery and its South African counterpart is none other than Ntsika, “said a member of Justice Justice at Mirror Online.


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