The firstborn of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born in May 2019. And initially the birth certificate contained the usual name of his mother, without royal regalia: "Rachel Megan".
But, according to The Sun, a month later, Megan suddenly decided to change the document and instead of her name appeared there: "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex." Archie's father also changed a few things: he added the title of “prince” to his “HRH Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex”.
The Sussexes did not tell about the reasons for these edits. But curiously, they rewrote the certificate a few days before they severed ties with the charity, which they oversaw along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. At the same time, rumors began about the discord between the two families. Therefore, Meghan and Harry's unprecedented step can be viewed as a "prick" to Kate and William, because the birth certificates of their children originally included all of Katherine's regalia (read also: Note: what William and Kate learned from Harry and Megan (and why well)).
In addition, the idea of changing names may well have come from Harry, as he wanted to enhance the similarity between his wife and late mother, Lady Diana, who used the full list of official regalia in all documents: "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales."
As for Archie himself, his parents refused the offer of Elizabeth II to grant him the title of prince, like his cousins George and Louis. The Sussex people decided that this way the baby would be better, at least in the first years of life. And if we talk about the future of Mountbatten-Windsor, experts see several different paths here.
Firstly, when the son of Sussex gets older, he will be able to decide for himself whether to accept the title or not. If Mountbatten-Windsor does make a positive decision, it will be able to call itself His Royal Highness Prince Archie of Sussex.
Secondly, Archie will be able to claim some of his father's titles. For example, the etiquette specialist at Debrett's believes that a young man will be able to sign as Lord Kilkill (since Harry holds the title of Baron Kilkill). Well, after the death of his father, according to British law, Archie will be able to receive all of his titles, including the Duke of Sussex (read also: An important royal rule that Archie of Sussex will have to obey (when he grows up)).
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