Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

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 III, who has been King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, since 8 September, 2022, and of Diana, Princess of Wales, and the great-grandson of Elizabeth II, who was Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, from 6 February, 1952 to 8 September, 2022, and of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

He is sixth in line to the throne of the U.K.

Archie is the nephew of William, Prince of Wales, and of Catherine, Princess of Wales. He is a cousin of Prince George of Wales.

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.

A picture of Archie’s mother with Archie’s maternal grandfather can be seen here. Pictures of Archie’s mother with Archie’s maternal grandmother can be seen here and here.

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 III (the son of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom). King Charles was born in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London. Prince Philip was born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Kingdom of Greece, and was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who was born in Athens, and of Princess Alice of Battenberg, who was born at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England. Archie’s great-grandmother Elizabeth II was born in Mayfair, London, England, 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 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 was born at Dalhebity, Bielside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Archie’s maternal grandfather is Thomas Wayne Markle (the son of Gordon Arnold Markle/Markel 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/Markel and Ruth Ann Arnold, whose mother was English. Doris was born in New Hampshire, the daughter of Fred George Sanders, whose father 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 daughter 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 written that Archie’s maternal grandfather is Jewish. This is not accurate.

Sources: Genealogies of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor – https://www.geni.com
https://www.famechain.com

Genealogy of Archie’s father – http://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Archie’s father (through Archie’s father’s brother) – http://www.wargs.com

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

Family histories of Archie’s mother – http://www.dailymail.co.uk
http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Genealogies of Archie’s mother – http://gw.geneanet.org
http://i.dailymail.co.uk
https://famouskin.com
https://1.bp.blogspot.com

Genealogy of Archie’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.dailyitem.com

Genealogies of Archie’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Wayne Markle (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://www.gamblinfamily.org
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Marriage announcement of Archie’s maternal great-grandparents, Gordon Arnold Markle/Markel and Doris Mary Rita Sanders – https://www.newspapers.com

Marriage record of Archie’s maternal great-grandparents, Gordon Arnold Markle/Markel and Doris Mary Rita Sanders – https://familysearch.org

Archie’s maternal great-grandfather, Gordon Arnold Markle/Markel, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Archie’s maternal great-grandmother, Doris Mary Rita Sanders, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Doris Mary Rita Sanders on the 1940 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/Jerry M. Ragland, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Archie’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Jeremiah/Jerry M. Ragland – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Archie’s maternal great-grandmother, Jeanette (Arnold) Johnson – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. Gavinboi says:

    I think he’s one of the most diverse people on this website in terms of ancestry. Is there anyone else this diverse or more?

  2. flawless_kiwi says:

    Archie is a melting pot!

  3. andrew says:

    I expected this one to be a Manila post.

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