It all started on June 5, 2019. A month after the birth of their son Archie, Prince William and Meghan Markle made a change on the birth certificate of little Mountbatten-Windsor. According to the British site The Sun, the wife of Prince Harry had her first names “Rachel Meghan” removed from the document to leave only her official title, “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex”. The couple’s public relations team then accused the royal family of wanting to oust Meghan Markle in order to comply with protocol. “The change was dictated by the Palace, as some documents confirm. It was not Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, or the Duke of Sussex, who requested it,” a spokesperson said in the hurry.
It did not take more to react the royal family. On February 2, Buckingham Palace denied the accusations made in the press. A source close to the Crown explained that the change would have been made by the former office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “The change was made to ensure consistency with the Duchess’s name and title on other private documents,” the source assured. “These are civilian documents, there is no protocol for them,” a second source told The Telegraph.
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Regardless, relations between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the royal family do not appear to be improving. In July, the Duke of Sussex will return to the UK for the first time since his official withdrawal from the royal family. With his brother Prince William, Harry will attend the unveiling of a statue of his mother, Lady Diana. Meghan is not expected to accompany him, however, and will remain in the United States with Archie.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, attends Woodstock Exchange event for women founders / social entrepreneurs in Cape Town, South Africa. The 25 © EXPRESS SYNDICATION