During the Invictus Games, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that the couple could not decide whether to choose Archie or Harrison as a first name for their first child. Games competitor Sherry McBain told the PA that Meghan admitted to her love for the name Harrison after McBain’s wife Mandy, and their son called Harrison, attended a children’s book reading with the duchess at The Hague.
“She was like: ‘Harrison, that’s Archie’s middle name,’ and Mandy was like: ‘Yeah, I know,’” McBain, who is a nursing officer in the RAF, recalled. “They were just having a chat because Harry and Meghan couldn’t decide between Archie and Harrison for the first name.”
McBain, who lives in Southampton, also called Meghan “really open” and “very friendly” during the childrens’ event. “My little boy Harrison was just over the moon that a princess has read him a story, so that went down really well with all the UK children,” she said.
Over the weekend, Markle sat in on a reading to children in a private event held in the Zuiderpark, where British army veteran and one of the Games competitors James Stride read an extract from his book of choice, Hairy Maclary. He told theDailyMail that Meghan had confessed she wanted to attend the reading because she wanted to be around children as she…