Baby Archie's birth certificate reveals Meghan gave birth at posh Portland Hospital, refuting claims of home birth
The official document further revealed that Archie is the baby's full name and its not a short version of Archibald, along with the fact that Meghan's first name is Rachel
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, gave birth to her baby boy Archie at the private Portland Hospital in Westminster, London, according to the baby's birth certificate, which was revealed on May 17. According to the certificate, Meghan gave her name as 'Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex' and listed her job as 'Princess of the United Kingdom' as her son's birth was registered by her husband.
This was the exact same profession that Kate Middleton had provided on the birth certificates of all her three children.
For royal fans wondering about Meghan's title on the document, the former 'Suits' actress uses the official title of Duchess of Sussex, but when she married Harry, she technically became 'Her Royal Highness, Princess Harry of Wales'.
The royal newborn's birth certificate confirmed the place of birth as the Portland Hospital grounding speculations that Meghan had a home birth in the sanctuary of Frogmore Cottage, which is the Sussexes' home on the Windsor Estate.
It's the same hospital where Sarah, Duchess of York gave birth to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Jools Oliver, Lady Sarah Chatto and Victoria Beckham also welcomed their children there.
As reported previously, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the seventh in line to the throne and an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, arrived at 5.26 am on May 6, weighing 7lb 3oz.
Up until now, Meghan and Harry had been trying to keep the birth location private and details of their medical staff a secret, but the certificate from the City of Westminster register office revealed many key details about the birth.
The official document further revealed that Archie is the baby's full name and not a short version of Archibald, along with the fact that Meghan's first name is Rachel. Meanwhile, the birth was registered on May 17, which is roughly 11 days after Archie was born.
The baby's birth certificate was typed and worded out in the same manner as Prince Louis' birth certificate in April 2018, especially after the documents for Princess Charlotte and Prince George were handwritten, which led to many people making fun of the registrar's poor handwriting.
Archie is believed to be the first mixed-race child born to a senior member of the royal family in centuries and is a reflection of modern Britain with its culturally diverse population. His birth came less than a year after Harry married the American actress in a glittering ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The royal baby, who was not given a courtesy title, met his uncle William and aunt Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for the first time on Tuesday, May 14, having already spent time with his maternal grandmother Doria Ragland and his royal great grandparents, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
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