Julia Bradbury, 48, addressed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s surprising baby name as she reflected on her perception of the royals after meeting them earlier this year. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first announced they would be naming their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor shortly after he was born on May 6. The Julia Bradbury Walks host met with the couple just before the former actress gave birth and exclusively spoke about their new arrival to Express.co.uk. In reference to Archie’s name, Julia divulged: “I think it’s very cute,
I was expecting something a bit more radical actually.
“I was expecting something a bit more radical actually, so I think it’s lovely.”
The star, who has three children herself, seven-year-old son Zephyr and three-year-old twin daughters Xanthe and Zena, added she has “a lot of respect” for the new parents.
She explained: “I think they’re a lovely couple and very engaging.
“They have a real presence when they come into a room and they’re smiley and talkative, which is lovely.”
Julia was first introduced to Meghan and Harry when she hosted an event in honour of award-winning play The Wider Earth.
The gala celebrated the life and discoveries of Charles Darwin, and highlighted Harry’s work with The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.
Julia Bradbury speaks