Meghan Markle just ditched her royal title on Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor’s birth certificate.
Weeks after Meghan Markle gave birth to her second child, the duchess filed Lili’s birth certificate. But the new document clearly shows how the royal declined to honor the royal family.
The birth certificate, obtained by TMZ, shows that the Duchess of Sussex used her full official name instead. She listed it as Rachel Meghan Markle which is contrary to Archie Harrison’s birth certificate.
For what it’s worth, she included her royal title on her first-born child’s document.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry used His Royal Highness title followed by The Duke of Sussex.
Prince Harry and Meghan lost their HRH titles soon after they announced their departure as senior royals. Although they could still use their royal titles, the firm no longer allowed them to use their HRH style.
During that time, Buckingham Palace released a statement to explain their titles.
“Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain members of the Royal Family and remain named and titled, as such. As explained in the January announcement, from spring they will formally retain their titles of ‘His/Her Royal Highness’ but no longer actively use their ‘HRH’s,” the statement said, as quoted by Express.
Meghan, Prince Harry lost more
Apart from their HRH titles, the royal couple also lost their military and royal patronages.
Prior to the release of the birth certificate, the Royal Collection Trust already removed Prince Harry’s title during Princess Diana’s exhibition.
Earlier this month, the Kensington Palace displayed some of the famous collections from Princess Diana’s wardrobe. One of the display panels shows the words “Lent by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and HRH the Duke of Sussex.”
However, a Royal Collection Trust immediately corrected the “mistake” and said that the HRH title was added due to administrative error.
Following that, the new line became “loaned by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex.”
Prince Harry and Meghan both used their HRH titles in the birth certificate of Archie, who was born on May 6, 2019. But during that time, they were still working for the royal family as full-time working royals.
The mother’s name line goes like “Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.” Meanwhile, Prince Harry’s name field read: “His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex.”
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