Meghan has been listed as “Princess of the United Kingdom” on her son’s birth certificate. Around two weeks after giving birth the baby boy, Meghan’s official title and occupation have been revealed for the first time.
In the birth certificate, which has been released on Friday, shows that the Duchess put her name as “Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex,” while putting “Princess of the United Kingdom” in occupation. Archie’s birth was registered by Prince Harry on Friday.
The birth certificate confirmed the birthplace as the Portland Hospital and dismissed speculation that the mum had a home birth in the sanctuary of Frogmore Cottage, the Sussex home in Windsor. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and seventh in line for the throne, arrived at 5.26am on 6 May. Until now, the Sussex couple had been trying to keep the birth location private along with details of their medical staff a secret.
Although she is known as a Duchess, Meghan is not referred to as a Princess. She received the title when she married Harry. A statement on her wedding day from Kensington Palace read: “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”
Kate is also known as a Princess of the United Kingdom, however, her title is the Duchess of Cambridge. With marrying a direct descendant of the monarch, royals are typically given a dukedom or, in the case of a younger son they become an Earl.