On May 6, 2019, almost a year after their wedding, Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child. A long-awaited event, initially by members of the royal family, but also fans of the crowned heads, which literally transformed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Indeed, as indicated by the expert of the royalty Rebecca English, whose words were reported by The Mirror, the son of the princess Lady Diana became “morbidly obsessed” at the idea of protecting his provoked life, in particular information concerning the birth of his son. And they didn’t want to reveal where Archie was going to be born.
Unlike the rest of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle did not visit St Mary’s Hospital in London and was not at Frogmore Cottage as rumors were reported. It was at the Portland Private Hospital in Westminster that she finally gave birth. Behind the scenes, the atmosphere was very tense following this decision. So much so that “more than one member of their team shed tears of frustration and spite”.
Archie: his modified birth certificate
As The Mirror reported in late January, Archie’s birth certificate was changed days after he was born. Indeed, the identity of Meghan Markle has been changed: on the document she is no longer called “Rachel Meghan” but “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex”. A decision taken by the palace and not by the former actress to pay tribute to her mother-in-law, as a press release unveiled on Page Six then revealed. “The name change on these 2019 public documents was dictated by the Palace. It was not a request from Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex or the Duke of Sussex,” the document read.
Meghan Markle and Harry © AGENCE / BESTIMAGE