Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — announced to the world that their bundle of joy finally saw the light of day. The couple announced that their baby boy was born on May 6, coming in at 7lbs. 3oz. Nice job, guys!
Now, on the same day they presented the little dude to the public, we are finding out critical details like more importantly: HIS NAME!
The latest royal baby is named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
First, take a breath y’all.
Yes, it’s a damn long name, and we’re so here for it.
We take pride in our long names. It’s a cultural thing that many Latinos embrace.
We must admit, we were so curious to see how Meghan and Harry would name their child seeing that he has so much history on both sides.
This little baby has a lot to live up to. He’s got L.A. roots from his mother’s side and royalty on the other, so we think this combo of names is fitting. Don’t you?
Some people naturally thought the name is a tribute to actor KJ Apa who plays Archie on “Riverdale.”
We had no idea the royal couple were fans of the “Riverdale.” Though there could be other possibilities as to why they named him Archie.
The name Archie is also Prince George’s nickname, apparently.
We hope this baby name doesn’t cause too much family drama.
All we can say to Archie is, we get your struggle — and it’s going to be a long one.
Don’t worry, though, people will get over it in no time.
For the record, this is the longest Latino name ever.
In news that totally seems to be made for TV, the former king of Spain – Juan Carlos – has been forced to flee the country and to live in exile as allegations of corruption emerge.
Juan Carlos had been a very popular and well-liked king until he was forced to abdicate in 2014. He had been on an elephant hunting trip in Botswana as Spain grappled with the very worst of the Great Recession and unemployment hit 24%.
Since his abdication, allegations of corruption and money laundering have chased him and harmed the Spanish monarchy, including his son, Felipe, who is the current reigning king.
Spain is reeling after their former king, Juan Carlos, has fled the country to live in exile abroad.
For a royal scandal with a dash of shock and awe, this week we look to Spain, where its former king has fled the country under a cloud of corruption allegations. This is the same former king who was accused of having a thing for Princess Diana.
Juan Carlos, who ruled for 39 years from 1975 to 2014, has fled the country following a series of allegations he pocketed tens of millions of dollars from a Saudi Arabian deal in an offshore Swiss bank account. He dropped the news to son and current rule King Felipe via a letter published this week.
The former king had become plagued with scandal after scandal and it was beginning to impact his son Felipe, the current reigning king.
Although he had several small scale scandals during his reign, Juan Carlos appeared set to go down in history as the leader who helped guide Spain from a deadly dictatorship to a healthy democracy after the death of Gen. Franco in 1975.
However, once his. 2014 abdication of the throne, new allegations of corruption and shady financial deals have followed him. As a result, the former king’s son – King Felipe – has led a very austere personal life in a country where the monarchy does not enjoy high levels of support.
Many experts say that the whole situation has cast a shadow on the future of Spain’s monarchy. The emergence of shocking allegations of corruption and money laundering against former Spanish King Juan Carlos have cast doubt over the very future of the monarchy, under his son King Felipe
Meanwhile, officials actually have no idea where the former king is currently at.
Since the former king first published his letter detailing his plan to live in exile, outside of Spain, there has been intense speculation about where he would go. Turns out: we still don’t know for sure.
His letter gave no details about his destination but many media outlets reported he would be going to the Caribbean – perhaps the Dominican Republic. However, officials there said they had no information that he was coming.
A spokeswoman for the Caribbean nation’s immigration service said he had not entered the country, despite reports that he had arrived on Tuesday. But she said he had been there for a few days from late February to early March.
Media in Portugal have reported that he is in a Portuguese resort town, but few outlets have actually been able to confirm these reports.
So with all this drama what could happen to the former king next?
As a royal, Juan Carlos still enjoys some level of immunity from prosecution. However, in Switzerland, which is investigating alleged money laundering, the former king has no immunity, regardless of the date of any possible crimes. So it’s possible that Swiss prosecutors could attempt to bring charges against him.
Regarding the Spanish Supreme Court inquiry, most experts believe the former king will avoid charges as most of the possible crimes took place before his abdication.
Spain’s Congress too has so far voted against a minority of left-wing and regional parties that wish to hold an investigative commission into the origin of Juan Carlos’s offshore fortune.
But what of King Felipe’s future in a country that polls suggest is split fairly evenly down the middle on remaining a monarchy? Some argue that Felipe needs to take greater steps towards a clean break with the past. The Prime Minister has admitted that he is in favor of reforming the constitutional concept of absolute immunity for Spain’s head of state.
While a prominent supporter of Spain’s monarchy, José Antonio Zarzalejos, told the BBC that King Felipe should take further steps to secure his future on the throne, including the “physical removal” of Juan Carlos from Zarzuela palace.
When Meghan Markle became part of the British Royal family in 2018, we good apples were excited to see how the former “Suits” actress would shake-up the stuffy monarchy. Sadly, after an onslaught of racial and other colorless attacks on Markle, the family made the decision to take a step back from the limelight announcing that they would become “financially independent” in early 2020.
Today marks the first day of Prince Harry as one of us normals and the return of Meghan Markle.
Earlier this year in January, Harry and Meghan announced that they would be taking a step back from royal life and become “financially independent,” sharing their desire to “carve out a progressive new role within this institution” in an Instagram post.
In response to rumors that Meghan and Harry might be moving to the states, Donald Trump took the time to peek up from the coronavirus pandemic to comment.
“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!” Trump tweeted.
Ahead of their official ‘goodbye’, the two released a statement made on Monday seemingly in response to this statement.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would prefer that in the immediate weeks and months, the focus remains on the global response to Covid-19,” a Sussex spokesperson said according to CNN. “However, we recognize there are outstanding questions relating to their future beyond their Household transition deadline.”
The statement came just days after United States president, Donald Trump tweeted that the United States would not pay to protect Prince Harry and his wife Meghan when they move to the states. So that’s that.