Is Meghan Markle officially a princess or not?

Meghan gave birth to her first child Archie at the private Portland Hospital in London, her son’s birth certificate has confirmed.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, arrived at 5.26am on May 6.

On the baby’s birth certificate, the Duchess of Sussex gives her occupation as ‘princess of the United Kingdom’.

  • So is she Princess Meghan?

When Meghan married Prince Harry, it was revealed that one of her titles would be Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales, taken from her husband’s name.

But we also found out that we would never call her Princess Meghan, because only those with royal blood use the title of Prince or Princess followed by their first name.

She is formally known as Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, which was the title that the Queen gave the couple  at their wedding.

  • Why is her job ‘princess’?

‘Princess of the United Kingdom’ is the same job role listed by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on George, Charlotte and Louis’ birth certificates.

But because her husband is a prince, her job is princess.

  • Will Archie be a prince one day?

Archie has royal blood because he is the direct descendant of a prince, being Harry’s son, so one day there is a chance he could be Prince Archie.

Harry and Meghan have chosen not to take any titles for him now, with the aim of giving him as normal an upbringing as possible.

  • So has she lied on the birth certificate?

No, technically she hasn’t, because her job is princess, even if her official title is duchess.

Catherine was also able to list herself as a princess by occupation but will not be able to call herself Princess Catherine.

Her sister-in-law follows the same rules.

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