Meghan Markle's Real Name and Title Confirmed on Archie Harrison's Birth Certificate

The document also revealed the $25,000-a-night luxe hospital Archie was born at.

  • Birth certificates are a matter of public record, and that includes the birth certificate of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 11-month-old son, Archie Harrison (opens in new tab).
  • Archie's birth certificate was recently made public and, with it, new details about his birth and the name and title Meghan chose to list on the document.
  • A copy of the birth certificate is available to view on The Mirror's website (opens in new tab)

It should go without saying that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab)'s son, Archie Harrison (opens in new tab), is not like most 11-month-olds. Public records laws, it turns out, are the great equalizer though. All birth certificates are a matter of public record in the United Kingdom and that includes Archie's (opens in new tab).

The young royal's birth certificate has officially gone public and it's a wealth of new tidbits for royal watchers. Archie's birth certificate (opens in new tab) contains details about when and where he was born—and about his famous parents.

According to a copy of the document shared by The Mirror (opens in new tab), Archie was born at the very posh, private Portland Hospital in Westminster (opens in new tab)—where rooms go for about £20,000 (or about $25,000) per night.

In addition to new info about exactly where Archie entered the world, the birth certificate features details about his very famous mom. While royal fans know that Meghan's real first name is Rachel (opens in new tab), they might be a little surprised by her full name, as listed on Archie's birth certificate: Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab).

The other potential surprise on the document? Meghan's job description (opens in new tab): "Princess of the United Kingdom."

"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. She is Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales through her husband, Harry," the Mirror (opens in new tab) explains of the surprising job title.

The more you know.

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Kayleigh Roberts
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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.