Even though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have introduced baby Archie to the world, the royal couple is still keeping many details of his birth private. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are refusing to release Archie’s birth certificate, and they won’t reveal where he was born.
According to Page Six, the birth certificate would show the hospital Archie was born in, plus the names of the doctors who delivered the baby. The couple isn’t releasing those details, but multiple reports have claimed Harry and the couple’s Scotland Yard security detail rushed Meghan to London’s Portland Hospital the night before Archie arrived.
The birth certificate of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pic.twitter.com/9kvv7teEiB
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There is also speculation that Jeannie Yoon, an obstetrician and gynecologist based at Lister Hospital in Chelsea, delivered Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on the morning of May 6th.
Archie is seventh in line to the British throne, behind Charles, William, George, Charlotte, Louis, and Harry. But, it appears that Harry and Meghan see their baby as a “private citizen” and they want to “shield him” from the public. The Sunday Times of London says that royal fans will only get to see Archie at “big family occasions with his parents.”
The couple is also planting more trees near Frogmore Cottage to block the view into their home. While Harry values the freedom of the press, his former press secretary, Miguel Head, says that the new dad is having a hard time dealing with it.
An insider says that Harry values privacy more than any other royal, and there is a “tricky balancing act” to living a private life while having an official royal role.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were the first members of the family to meet Archie, and cameras were on hand to capture the moment. Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland also appeared in the photos, as she is staying with Harry and Meghan to help them with their transition into parenthood.
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Neither Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall nor Prince William and Kate Middleton has met Archie yet, but both couples have said they look forward to seeing the baby. Charles and Camilla were on a trip to Germany when Archie arrived, and William and Kate have been busy with royal duties.
If fans are wondering why Archie doesn’t have a title, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have opted not to use one for their son in an effort to help him live a more normal life. When Prince Charles becomes King, Archie will have the right to be called His Royal Highness, but he has no obligation to use the title.