Fans spot surprising detail about Meghan Markle in Archie’s birth certificate

Meghan Markle recently gave birth to her first child, baby Archie, but his birth certificate surprised fans who weren’t expecting this surprising detail…

Baby Archie was born in the early hours on May 6th, with the proud new parents announcing the exciting news of the birth later that day.

The statement read: ‘We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.

‘The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.’

A couple of days later they finally introduced their bundle of joy to the world in a private photo call, and announced they’d named their baby Archie.

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Now the baby’s birth certificate has been revealed and royal fans spotted something very surprising.

Even though her official title is Duchess of Sussex, Meghan’s occupation is listed as ‘Princess of the United Kingdom’.

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Faced with this revelation, some fans were left confused about Meghan’s title – is she a princess after all?

However, there’s a simple explanation – while that’s Meghan’s occupation as she is the wife of a Prince, she will never officially be a Princess because she does not have royal blood.

According to royal tradition, only direct descendants of the royal bloodline are allowed the title of Prince and Princess followed by their first name – such as Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The certificate also confirmed that Meghan did indeed give birth in the Portland Hospital, in central London.

Ahead of the birth, it was thought Meghan was planning to welcome her baby at home but she might have had to change her plans because she was overdue.