Fans of the Sussexes have been finding it hard to squeeze information out of the royal couple Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, so they had to rely on unconfirmed rumors that keep popping left and right.
More so when the Duchess was still pregnant with their firstborn – from the gender to the birth plan, to the exact due date, everything was kept under wraps. If some data managed to trickle down, it left more queries in our minds rather than give us what we’ve been dying to hear.
Place of Birth
Fortunately, weeks after the royal birth, the bundle of joy’s birth certificate was finally revealed giving us the answers that we so long clamored. For one, it stated that Archie was born in Portland Hospital in Westminster on May 6 – which puts to rest the rumor that Meghan gave birth in their official residence, the Frogmore Cottage, which was expected since fans started noticing that the couple has been fond of leaving traditions behind.
It veers away from the established because most members of the royal family, including Kate Middleton, the deceased Princess Diana, and Princess Anne, had given birth at St. Mary’s Hospital, but not so much, too, since Meghan wasn’t the first that opted for a private hospital. Duchess of York Sarah welcomed her two daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice at the Portland Hospital, too.
Prince Harry’s listed occupation in Archie’s birth certificate is Prince of the United Kingdom while Meghan’s is Princess of the United Kingdom. The same was listed as Kate’s occupation in her three children’s birth certificates.
According to British law, these documents will be treated as a public record once registration is done within six weeks after birth. What’s more, we finally learned that the baby’s name is just Archie and not a nickname for Archibald.
Importance of Privacy
Meanwhile, the release of Archie’s birth certificate certainly smashes the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex’s unwavering goal to keep most things about their family private. Reports started surfacing prior to the circulation of the document that the couple will register their baby but will not make the paper public, although it is not clear how they will do that.
There have been countless times the Sussexes opt to uphold their privacy despite belonging to one of the most powerful and influential clans. In fact, the couple is very serious in their vow to privacy, even going as far as going after those who cross the line.
Recently, the patriarch made sure this was clear when he slammed a photo agency that used a helicopter to take pictures of their $2.7-million Cotswolds home.
The images in question showed the bedroom, the dining area, and the living room, all of which were published.
As a result, the family allegedly had to move out of the place for security purposes. This prompted the agency to air out an apology and pay damages to the affected royal family. The residence was privately rented by Prince Harry, a spokesperson said.