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Eight-year-old boy with same name as royal baby says he's going to "milk it!"

Eight-year-old Archie Harrison has the same name as the new royal baby. Credit: BPM Media

A mum from Nottinghamshire said she almost "choked on my tea" when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the name of their first child - because her son has the very same name.

Penny Harrison from Radcliffe-on-Trent who has an eight-year-old son called Archie Harrison said she thought she "misheard" the radio when Prince Harry and Meghan made the big reveal on Wednesday at Windsor Castle.

Mrs Harrison, 37, said she has been lucky enough to meet Prince William a couple of times through working as the marketing and communications director for the charity Skillforce - which runs the Prince William Award.

Penny Harrison was shocked to find out the royal baby had the same name as her son. Credit: BPM Media

She emphasised how she "most definitely did not put a word in to Meghan" and said she will be letting Prince William know the Duke and Duchess "pinched my boy's name".

Mrs Harrison added: "I just thought I had misheard it on the radio and I almost choked on my tea!

I looked at my phone and my WhatsApp was going crazy with people messaging me. I would not have guessed. I'm sure Archie will enjoy all the attention at school. He's just been saying he's famous and he's going to milk it I'm sure - although he's a little nonplussed at the moment.

– Penny Harrison

The full name of the new royal baby is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Eight-year-old Archie attends Radcliffe-on-Trent Junior School, and he said:

I think it’s really funny that Prince Harry has given his son the same name as me - but it’s a great choice!

– Archie Harrison

Mrs Harrison, who also has a three-year-old daughter, Joni, lives with her husband Craig Harrison, 46.

The Skillforce charity she works for delivers the Prince William Award, which is a character and resilience programme aimed at boosting children and young people's self-belief, resilience and confidence.

It is the only award in the Duke of Cambridge's name and was launched in 2017 to offer a year-long experience for children aged six to 14, where an instructor - usually ex-armed forces - goes into school once a week to offer a structured curriculum.