Birth Name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Place of Birth: Portland Hospital, London, England
Date of Birth: 6 May, 2019
Ethnicity: African-American (one quarter), English, European Royal, German, smaller amounts of Scottish, Irish, French, Anglo-Irish, Hungarian, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, likely 1/256th Indian or 1/512th Indian, possibly 1/512th Armenian, as well as distant Dutch, Danish, Welsh, Belgian, Swedish, Swiss, Bohemian/Czech, Russian, Polish, Channel Islander/Jersey
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is a member of the British Royal Family. He is the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, who is English-born, and of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a Los Angeles, California-born, actress, model, and humanitarian. He is the grandson of Charles, Prince of Wales, and of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the great-grandson of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Elizabeth II, who has been Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, since 6 February, 1952.
He is the seventh in line to the throne of the U.K.
Archie’s maternal grandmother is African-American. His paternal grandparents are/were white Europeans, of extensive European Royal descent. His maternal grandfather is a white American.
Archie is usually described as the first mixed-race child born to a senior member of the Royal Family in centuries.
Archie’s paternal grandfather is Charles, Prince of Wales (the son of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom). Prince Charles was born in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London. Prince Philip was born in Old Royal Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece, and was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Elizabeth II is the daughter of George VI, who was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, from 11 December, 1936 to 6 February, 1952, and Emperor of India, from 11 December, 1936 to 15 August, 1947; and of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
Archie’s paternal grandmother was Diana, Princess of Wales (the daughter of Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and of The Honourable Frances Roche). Princess Diana was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The 8th Earl Spencer was the son of the Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, and of Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton Spencer. Frances was the daughter of Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, and of Ruth Sylvia Gill Roche, Baroness Fermoy, who herself was born in Dalhebity, Bielside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Archie’s maternal grandfather is Thomas Wayne Markle (the son of Gordon Arnold Markle and Doris Mary Rita Sanders). Thomas is a white American, with German, English, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and remote French, ancestry. He is a lighting director who worked on Married… with Children. Gordon was born in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, the son of Isaac Thomas Markle and Ruth Ann Arnold, whose mother was English. Doris was born in New Hampshire, the daughter of Fred George Sanders, whose mother was English, and of Gertrude May Merrill, whose mother was born on Malta, to an English father and an Irish mother. Her family moved to Canada.
Archie’s maternal grandmother is Doria Loyce Ragland (the son of Alvin Azell Ragland and Jeanette Arnold). Doria is an African-American, who was born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. Alvin was born in Tennessee, the son of Steve R. Ragland and Lois Russell. Jeanette was born in Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, the daughter of James Arnold and Nettie M. Allen.
Several web sites have stated that Archie’s maternal grandfather is Jewish. This is not accurate.
CNN article on Archie’s father’s likely Indian DNA line – http://www.cnn.com
Article about Archie’s paternal ancestor, Eliza Kewark – https://www.telegraphindia.com
Genealogy of Archie’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.dailyitem.com
Marriage announcement of Archie’s maternal great-grandparents, Gordon Arnold Markle and Doris Mary Rita Sanders – https://www.newspapers.com
Marriage record of Archie’s maternal great-grandparents, Gordon Arnold Markle and Doris Mary Rita Sanders – https://familysearch.org
Archie’s maternal great-grandfather, Gordon Arnold Markle, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Archie’s maternal great-grandmother, Doris Mary Rita Sanders (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Marriage record of Archie’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Fred George Sanders and Gertrude May Merrill – https://familysearch.org
Archie’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Fred George Sanders and Gertrude May Merrill, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Archie’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Gertrude May Merrill (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com
Archie’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Gertrude May Merrill, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Archie’s maternal great-great-great-grandparents, George David Merrill and Mary Bird, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Information about Archie’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Bird’s, family – http://www.dailymail.co.uk
Archie’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Steve R. Ragland, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Archie’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah Ragland, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Death record of Archie’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah Ragland – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Archie’s maternal great-grandmother, Jeanette (Arnold) Johnson – https://www.familysearch.org