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Meghan Markle Uses New Title On Lili's Birth Certificate

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Meghan Markle Uses New Title On Lili's Birth Certificate

Meghan Markle did not use her royal title on the birth certificate of her daughter Lili, it has been revealed.

TMZ obtained a published a copy of Lili's birth certificate, revealing that Meghan gave her birth name Rachel Meghan Markle.

The pair announced their second pregnancy with a photoshoot (Credit: Missan Hariman)
The pair announced their second pregnancy with a photoshoot (Credit: Missan Hariman)

On Archie's birth certificate, Meghan gave her royal title 'Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.'

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Prince Harry listed his first name as 'The Duke of Sussex' and his last name as 'His Royal Highness' whereas on Archie's birth certificate Harry have 'His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex.'

Meghan most recently used her 'Duchess of Sussex' title on the children book she wrote called The Bench.

In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down from their roles in the royal family and confirmed they would split their time between the UK and North America. It was later confirmed in a separate statement from Buckingham Palace that the pair would no longer use their HRH titles - an abbreviation of His/Her Royal Highness.

The pair are already parents to Archie, two (Credit: Missan Hariman)
The pair are already parents to Archie, two (Credit: Missan Hariman)
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Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born in Santa Barbara, California on 4th June 2021. The name is a sweet tribute to both Harry's mother, Princess Diana, and to the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.

In the days that followed Lili's arrival, Prince Harry and Meghan were embroiled in controversy over their new daughter's name and whether they asked the Queen's permission to use her childhood nickname.

The BBC reported that the royal couple had not approached Lilibet's grandmother before announcing her moniker.

According to the royal correspondent for Harper's Bazaar, Omid Scobie, a Sussex source said that the Queen "was the first family Harry called after Lilibet's birth and during that conversation, he shared the couple's hope of naming their daughter in her honour."

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Meghan used her full birth name Rachel Meghan Markle for Lili's birth certificate (Credit: PA)
Meghan used her full birth name Rachel Meghan Markle for Lili's birth certificate (Credit: PA)

They added: "Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name."

Lili's birth was announced on Sunday 6th June. The proud parents said in a statement: "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."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Royals, Meghan Markle

Gregory Robinson
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