Now is a story all about how Will Smith became the prince of … Sussex. OK that theme song doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, welcomed their first child on May 6. Two days later, they showed him off and revealed his royal name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Fans were quick to Photoshop a photo of the royal couple into a baby meme. That found its way to Will Smith, who appreciated the humor — and noted that his name has a royal connection of its own:
Sadly, baby Archie did not come out looking like a fully grown Will Smith. That would’ve been quite an interesting surprise. But, yes, as Smith noted, he has his own brother Harry, so I guess they are fresh princes themselves.
Little Archie is the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and he’s the seventh in line to the throne. He’s not quite a prince, and People reports that Harry and Meghan decided not to give Archie any “courtesy titles” at this time.
Archie’s cousins do have some royal titles, which are reportedly decided by Queen Elizabeth. Prince George is titled His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. George’s sister Charlotte is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and their brother Louis is His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.
Check out the first official photos of the growing royal family:
Archie is Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild. She just met him today, alongside The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are actually titled the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and they reacted to the new royal/their new nephew:
When Will Smith isn’t busy reposting royally funny jokes, he’s preparing to promote . The live-action Disney movie has already faced some backlash for Smith’s Genie, but he’s just been laughing that off. The proof will be at the box office, when the movie makes its own royal arrival on May 24.