Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have broken the rules— yet again. But, this time, it was a decision tipped in Prince Philip’s favor.

Throwing in a bit of context, as per the royal rules, all descendants who don’t have the title of Prince or Princess would be given the surname Mountbatten-Windsor. But, the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex decided to go against the flow— and gave Archie a surname as a sweet gesture of respect to Prince Philip.

It infuriated Philip to no end when he learned of the Queen’s desire to change the family’s surname to Windsor. “I’m just a bloody amoeba,” the Duke, reportedly, said. Philip was upset owing to his inability to give his children his name. What’s needs to be noted is that Philip renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles on becoming a British royal, which eventually led to his surname being changed as Mountbatten.

The topic on Archie’s name revelation comes soon after an eerie truth came to light— of Prince Harry’s former flame Chelsy Davy struggling to cope up with the constant media scrutiny. This was an open secret, which eventually led to their split. Not to forget, Meghan too expressed her angst and struggles with constant media scrutiny and how challenging the past couple of months were for her. The explosive ITV documentary didn’t go well with the royal insiders, but Meghan garnered mammoth acclaim from female MPs and feminists from the world over for speaking her mind. Prince Harry took opened up and spoke about the growing gap between Prince William and him, and how they were on different paths at the moment.

Baby Archie is a bundle of joy, and it looks like the royal toddler has already earned a spot in Prince Philip’s good books, after all. Archie, who’s all of six months, is trying his best to talk and it is said that he loves being around people—particularly Prince Harry— and the toddler lights up the room owing to his innate flair for social settings and people. Baby Archie gets along with Harry and Meghan’s friends without any fuss whatsoever.

meghan-markle prince-harry Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pictured leaving Westminster Abbey in London after Commonwealth Day Services on March 11, 2019.  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images