A former close friend said on Thursday night: “Doria rescued Archie and he became an important part of the household. Meghan loved playing with him and she was always talking about him to her friends.
“It’s no surprise she named her new baby Archie. She loved that cat.”
He is believed to have died while Meghan was at college.
The source also claims Meghan and Harry’s bub was named after the title character in US comic Archie, which she collected with her estranged dad Thomas.
The friend said: “She would spend her weekends going to vintage stores to buy the comics.
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