I don't think you accuse Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor of being inbred. Being 1/4 black in genetics is about as diversified as you can get for the royal family.
This took up about half the BBC World News yesterday. And led the news on the Canadian and American networks. Does anyone else consider the coverage of the birth of someone who will be 7th in line to the British Throne and is unlikely to be heard from again until the next Royal Wedding or Funeral just a little overdone.
For a country who has gone to war and fought for their Queen or King the Royalty is a big deal. I think we are so casual now days It is difficult for some of us to respect tradition. And who couldn't respect a country and their traditions that produced the great Winston Churchill? May their flag long fly.
It is thought that Archie has been named after Major Tom "Archie" Archer-Burton, Prince Harry's hero and mentor in the army who also travelled with Harry through Africa on a charity expedition.
Puzzles the hell out of the Yanks.
You will never see women's names like "Jemima" "Maisie" "Dinah" being used in the US either. They are considered to be "slave names" and the gaping wound of slavery has never gone away, there.
Archie is quite popular here.
I was expecting this half-American kid to be given a common American name that is rare in Britain - Chad, Bud or Chuck.
Not used at all, here ... zero, zip, nada. Nor is Julian, Giles or for that matter, you don't see a lot of "Harry's" either.
Yeah ...Yank names you don't see here, either ... Biff, Scooter, Billy-Bob, Chad, Chuck, Bud (I've known one each of the last two in my whole life time)