Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was welcomed into the world in May 2019 but fans were left baffled by an interesting job title and change they made. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sparked a lot of interest when the birth certificate of their son was released. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first-born son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on 6th May 2019.
While many royal fans were disappointed that they couldn’t gather outside the hospital to offer the couple their congratulations, they were able to learn more about the birth through his birth certificate. Like all birth certificates, the document is a public record and was released later that month. It details the location and time of his birth as well as some interesting facts about Harry and Meghan, like her official job title.
The document lists her role as “Princess of the United Kingdom” – and many fans were confused as Meghan’s official title is Duchess. While she was given the title the Duchess of Sussex by the Queen on her wedding day, she is also technically a princess, just not in her own name.
She is Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales through her husband, Harry. Under the job section part of the form on Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’s birth certificates, she is also listed as a princess. Some fans were also surprised to see her name was listed as Rachel Meghan under the ‘mother’s name’ section as many people did not realise this is her real name.
Her parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland have called her Meghan since birth, and all of her friends use it rather than Rachel. But just a few months later, it emerged that Meghan and Harry had changed the ‘mother’s name’ section of the document to say ‘Duchess of Sussex.’A statement released to the media said: “The change of name on public documents in 2019 was dictated by The Palace, as confirmed by documents from senior Palace officials.
This was not requested by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex nor by The Duke of Sussex. “To see this UK tabloid and their carnival of so-called ‘experts’ choose to deceptively whip this into a calculated family ‘snub’ and suggest that she would oddly want to be nameless on her child’s birth certificate, or any other legal document would be laughable were it not offensive.
“There’s a lot going on in the world; let’s focus on that rather than creating clickbait.” Meghan did not use her royal title on the birth certificate of her daughter Lilibet Diana, who was born in June 2021. TMZ obtained a published copy of Lilibet’s birth certificate, revealing that Meghan gave her birth name Rachel Meghan Markle.