Meghan Markle removed her maiden name from Archie’s birth certificate.
According to a report from Daily Mail, recently Meghan Markle removed her maiden name “Rachel Meghan” and replaced it with “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex” on her son, Archie’s birth certificate.
The media speculated that she did it as an homage to Princess Diana who had added her own title i.e. “Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales” in Prince William and Prince Harry’s birth certificates.
A spokesperson from Duchess of Sussex, 39, gave a statement to Page Six said that this decision was not her own, but the call was made by the Royal Family in the Buckingham Palace.
The spokesperson mentioned in the statement, “The change of name on public documents in 2019 was dictated by The Palace… was not requested by Meghan nor by The Duke of Sussex.”
What the changes actually mean…
Recently, these changes had come to be noticed online, The Sun highlighted the changes made in Meghan Markle’s name. These changes were actually made back in June 2019, a month after Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born. The royal baby was born on May 6th of 2019, and a month later, on June the 6th, the changes in the birth certificate were made
The spokesperson also refuted any rumors that these edits were a diss that Kate Middleton, Meghan’s sister-in-law, who is the wife and the mother of Prince William’s three children.
The Sussex couple departed the Royal Family in 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes, who got married in 2018, stepped down as “senior” royals in January of 2020. They lived in Canada for a while and now they live in California.
Prince Harry, 36, is set to visit the United Kingdom in the early summer of 2021. It is likely that Meghan Markle will be skipping this visit and will not be visiting the United Kingdom with the Duke of Sussex. He is returning to his home country for the first time after their exit back in early 2020.