Meghan Markle's royal title was notably absent from her daughter Lili's birth certificate, but not for the reason you'd think. TMZ obtained a copy of the birth certificate, and it shows that the Duchess of Sussex simply used her maiden name "Rachel Meghan Markle." This marks a change from her name on Archie's birth certificate, which Cosmopolitan UK notes is "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex."
Meanwhile, Prince Harry listed his first and last name on Lili's birth certificate as "The Duke of Sussex, His Royal Highness," which is also a change from what he used for Archie's certificate, ahem: "His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex." Unlike U.K. birth certificates, this one required Meghan's maiden name and Harry's legal name, hence the difference.
It's worth noting that Meghan does in fact use the title "Duchess of Sussex" in other areas of her life. (She just authored her children's book The Bench as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.) But either way, she and Harry have been understandably private since welcoming Lili, and so far have simply released a sweet message of thanks for well wishes on the Archewell website, writing, “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
As a reminder, bb Lili was born on Friday, June 4, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. Her full name is Lilibet Diana, after both her great-grandmother the Queen as well as Prince William's late mother Princess Diana.
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