Meghan’s name on Archie’s birth certificate

Who is Rachel, Princess of the United Kingdom?

Royal family fanatics were left scratching their heads when baby Archie's birth certificate was finally made public this week.

Among the revelations in the document, registered by Prince Harry, were Meghan's real name, Rachel, her job description, "Princess of the United Kingdom", and where Archie was born, the $US25,000 a night Portland Hospital in Westminster, England.

Fans were confused. Most thought Meghan's title - bestowed upon her by the Queen when she married Harry - was Duchess and some were not aware of her birth name, which is Rachel Meghan Markle.

The couple have been notoriously tight-lipped about where Archie was born.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Picture: AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Picture: AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

 

As for her title, "while she was given the title the Duchess of Sussex by the Queen on her wedding day, she is also technically a princess, just not in her own name", the Mirror noted.

"She is Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales through her husband, Harry."

Meanwhile, the couple is now living in Los Angeles, and royal commentator Angela Mollard told the Star it must be hard for Harry.

"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."

Interestingly, Meghan’s character in Suits was also named Rachel. Picture: Ian Watson/USA Network
Interestingly, Meghan’s character in Suits was also named Rachel. Picture: Ian Watson/USA Network

 

Still, due to the quarantine, Meghan has yet to see her mother since the move to LA earlier this month, the Daily Mail reported, although the two now live only 16km apart.

"Meghan is absolutely heartbroken" not to see her mother, a source told the publication.

"After all, one of the main reasons she decided to live in LA was to be near her mum."

But Doria is 63 and "obviously has to be careful," the source told The Mail.

"And Meghan and Harry are sticking rigidly to all formal guidelines when it comes to coronavirus."

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced here with permission


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