The birth certificate of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was finally made public this week, and many were surprised to see some of the information on it.
Fans were shocked to see that the document was signed by Harry and Rachel, which is Meghan’s real name, according to the U.K. Mirror. Most fans were not aware that Rachel was her birth name because her parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland have called her Meghan since she was born.
Many were also left puzzled by the fact that Meghan listed her job description as “Princess of the United Kingdom,” which seemed odd given the fact that her official royal title was duchess. However, it has since been noted that Meghan is technically a princess, though not in her own name.
Harry and Meghan had long tried to keep the location of Archie’s birth private, but the document revealed that he was born at the ritzy Portland Hospital in Westminster, England. This hospital is a celebrity favorite, and rooms there cost a reported $25,000 per night.
It has been quite an eventful few months for Meghan and Harry since Archie’s birth last May, as they have stepped down as senior members of the British royal family and moved to Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles, California. Royal commentator Angela Mollard told The Star this week that the move must be especially hard on Harry given the fact that he is so far away from his family amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
“He is separated from his family at a time when the rest of the world is using Zoom or Whatsapp to chat to each other – I can hardly see that happening,” Mollard said. “You know, they must feel very separate. He doesn’t have the friends in LA, she does. She has [her mother] Doria, she has her family, and while Meghan might have been feeling equally removed in the UK, for Harry, friends have been the people who have supported him, friends and his brother, through all of the years since his mother’s death — and to have that stripped away I think will be very discombobulating for him.”
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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