Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019, and Royal fans were quick to notice a surprising omission on the official birth certificate

Photo showing one-year-old Archie sat on Meghan Markle's lap

Fans spotted something unusual about Archie’s birth certificate (Image: Getty)Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie, has largely remained out of the public eye since his birth in 2019. Despite his parents’ frequent appearances in the media, both Archie and his sister Lilibet have been kept away from the limelight.

Upon Archie’s birth, Royal enthusiasts were quick to examine his publicly available birth certificate, where they noticed an unusual detail.

The official document lists Harry as ‘His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex’, a title that notably omits ‘Prince’. This omission puzzled many, especially considering that both William and Charles were referred to as ‘Prince’ on their children’s birth certificates.

On the birth certificates of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, William is identified as ‘His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Duke of Cambridge’. Similarly, Charles was styled as ‘His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George Prince of Wales’ on the birth certificates of William and Harry.

Archie’s birth certificate also disclosed previously unknown information about his birth. It confirmed that Meghan delivered at London’s private Portland Hospital, contradicting reports that she had chosen a home birth.

Copy of the birth certificate of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The birth certificate for Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (Image: PA)

On the document, Meghan is named as ‘Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex,’ and her occupation is listed as ‘Princess of the United Kingdom’.

The Royal couple welcomed their baby boy at 5:26am on Monday, 6 May. Buckingham Palace issued an official statement confirming that Prince Harry was present for the birth and added: “The Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.”

On 4 June 2021, Harry and Meghan celebrated the arrival of their second child, a daughter named Lilibet Diana, in Santa Barbara. Interestingly, Harry used his HRH title on the birth certificate; his surname is listed as ‘HRH’ and his first name as ‘The Duke of Sussex’.

Meghan Markle’s name appears as her birth name ‘Rachel Markle’, with Meghan being her middle name.

This caused quite a stir as the couple had previously been informed they could no longer use their HRH titles after their decision to step back from Royal duties in early 2020.

A copy of Prince George's birth certificate

In contrast William is listed as a ‘Prince’ on his children’s birth certificates (Image: PA)

During a recent visit to Nigeria, Meghan shared some insights about her two children. On the first day, the couple visited a school that has benefited from donations from their Archewell Foundation, the Lightway Academy in Abuja.

They met with a group of kindergarten-age children who performed songs and dances for them.

Harry engaged with the class, asking: “Is singing and dancing your favourite class? ” to which Meghan chimed in: “That’s Lili’s favourite class, maybe it’s all the jumping around.”

The Royal pair then visited a STEM class, where the children proudly showcased the robot cars they had built.

During their visit to a school, Prince Harry engaged with students about their interest in electronics, while Meghan Markle shared that their son Archie also has an interest in construction. The Royal couple also touched on the topic of mental health during their visit.

This led Meghan to share a heartfelt anecdote about their daughter, Lilibet.

She addressed the class, saying: “We all have our story. And there’s no shame in any single one of your stories. Even on the hardest days or darkest days, everything is a pillar of your strength by each of you being there. Your teachers see that in you. And we see that in you.”

She continued: “And interestingly, so our daughter, Lili, she’s much, much tinier than you guys. She’s about to turn three. And a few weeks ago she looked at me and she would just see the reflection in my eyes.

And she said ‘Mama, I see me in you’. Oh, now she was talking really, literally. But I hung onto those words in a very different way. And I thought, yes, I do see me and you, and you see me and you, but as I look around this room, I see myself in all of you as well.”