While some people were disappointed that they couldn’t gather outside the hospital or see the traditional photos, the couple still included supporters by hosting a photocall at Windsor Castle and new father Harry donated a spontaneous interview.
But there was one aspect they had to legally share with the world: Archie’s birth certificate. The document, like all birth certificates, was a public record, regardless of your royal status.
He first revealed where Archie was born, Portland Hospital, and also showed an interesting detail about Meghan – her official job title.
The document lists her role as “Princess of the United Kingdom”.
This left many fans scratching their heads, wondering why it said Princess when Meghan’s official title was Duchess.
Although she was awarded the title Duchess of Sussex by the Queen on her wedding day, she is also technically a princess, but not in her own name.
She is Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales through her husband, Harry.
The Duchess of Cambridge also listed the Princess in the Employment section of the form on Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis birth certificates.
However, there was further confusion surrounding Archie’s birth certificate in January when it emerged that Meghan and Harry had changed it months after officially registering his birth.
The couple removed Rachel Meghan from the ‘mother’s name’ section, leaving the Duchess of Sussex single.
Days after the changes, Harry and Meghan left the Fab Four joint charity and left the royal family within months.
Some experts have claimed this could be seen as a ‘snub’ for Prince William and Kate, who have their names on George, Charlotte and Archie’s uniforms, but this was quickly denied by the couple.
A media statement said: “The name change 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 British tabloid and their carnival of so-called ‘experts’ choose to deceptively turn this into a calculated family ‘snob’ and suggest that she oddly wants to be anonymous on her child’s birth certificate, or so on. other legal document, would be laughable if it were not offensive.
“There is a lot going on in the world; let’s focus on that rather than creating clickable bait. “