Here's How Buckingham Palace Responded To Meghan's Claim About Archie's Birth Certificate

Lawrence Kim
February 4, 2021

Archie may now live on the other side of the Atlantic with Meghan and Prince Harry, but as seventh-in-line to the throne, he is still of significant interest to the UK. Reports emerged last week that, a few weeks after his birth, his birth certificate had been altered in an unprecedented move. Page Six explains that after marrying Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan Markle officially changed her name to Meghan, HRH, Duchess of Sussex. The source says the Queen doesn't want them to have "one foot in, one foot out" when it comes to the monarchy, and depriving Prince Harry of the one aspect he loves about his royal life is a way to control the situation. "The name change on public documents made in 2019 was required by the Palace (Editor's note: Buckingham), "reads a lengthy message".

"This was not requested by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex nor by the Duke of Sussex".

Once Meghan Markle shrugged off controversy around Archie's birth certificate by blaming palace protocol, it seemed that was that.

The spokesperson said the suggestion "would be laughable were it not offensive".

His lawyers said in their statement the Duke of Sussex had "made repeated and concerted efforts to continue to support the Royal Marines and other members of the Armed Forces".

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They announced in January 2020 that they were quitting the Royal Family.

Writing in Vanity Fair, she added: "So in that case, removing "Rachel Meghan" was more akin to fixing a grammatical mistake not necessarily to make a point". Again and again. Latest episode: the birth certificate of his little boy, Archie.

She said the stories "constituted not only a personal attack upon the duke's character but also wrongly brought into question his service to this country".

Originally the royal exiles wanted to use the brand "Sussex Royal" for their work but was told by Buckingham Palace they could not use the term "royal" in their branding.

The rumors at the time about a growing rift between the two royal families appeared confirmed when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry withdrew from a joint charity with the Cambridges. After serving 10 years in the British Army, Harry cares more about his honorary military titles than nearly anything else, and that might be taken away from him permanently by Queen Elizabeth.

Prince Harry is also expected to return to the United Kingdom in June for Prince Philip's 100th birthday and the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue in Kensington Palace. This coming March, there will be a 12-month review into Harry and Meghan's agreement in which the title will be examined.

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