Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are over the moon enjoying the new addition to their family. Meghan and Harry recently welcomed a baby boy.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019. Two days later, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their little boy to the world in an intimate photo-call.
In the days since welcoming the little boy, Archie’s birth certificate was released. From it, we’ve learned a few details about Meghan’s delivery that fans were wondering about.
For one, Archie was born at Portland Hospital, a private maternity hospital in London. This was a bit of a surprise, as some speculated that the royal baby might be born at home, in Frogmore Cottage.
Another interesting tidbit on the birth certificate: Meghan is listed as Rachel Meghan, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex.
For some people, it was a surprise that Meghan’s name was listed this way since many forget that “Meghan” is actually the former actress’s middle name. But others were baffled by her listed occupation being “Princess of the United Kingdom.”
We never hear Meghan referred to as a princess. In fact, many have emphasized that Meghan and sister-in-law Kate Middleton cannot use the title as they aren’t born royals. Because their husbands are princes by rank, the ladies assume that rank by marriage.
Princess Diana was able to use the title of princess because Prince Charles is a prince twice over — by birth and by appointment. Aside from that, of the two titles, duchess is the more prestigious. So even though Meghan and Kate are technically princesses, their duchess titles come first.
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