The wait is over. Fans of the royal family can rest easy knowing that the birth certificate of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie, has been released.
The official document was released on Friday morning (May 17), revealing that baby Archie was born at Portland Hospital in Westminster. Archie joins other famous children born at the Portland hospital, including Sarah Ferguson’s daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and Victoria Beckham’s children.
Prince Harry and Meghan are listed as His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex and Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex with their occupation’s being listed as Prince and Princesse of the United Kingdom.
The couple had stated prior to the birth of their son that they wanted the details of Archie’s birth to be kept private and did not reveal his place of birth when introducing their son to the world. But as the birth certificate is released, it becomes public record. The document also lists Harry and Meghan’s official residence as Frogmore Cottage Windsor Castle.
The birth certificate of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pic.twitter.com/9kvv7teEiB
— Press Association (@PA) May 17, 2019
As Harry and Meghan introduced their baby to the world, two days after his birth, Meghan shared some words to describe her newborn son.
“It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy,” Meghan said. “He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm and he’s just been a dream. So it’s been a special couple of days.”
Just a few days after the birth of his son, Prince Harry visited Oxford Children’s Hospital, meeting young patients, to highlight the positive work being done in the city for young children, disabled people and the community at large. A Prince’s work is never done.
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Today, The Duke of Sussex visited Oxford to highlight the positive work being done in the city for young children, disabled people and the community at large. The Duke started his day meeting young patients at the Oxford Children’s Hospital. In 2016 at the @WellChild Awards, The Duke promised awardee Mikayla Beames he would visit her at hospital. Today, HRH was able to fulfill that promise and spend time with Mikayla and other patients and their families, along with the some of the extraordinary staff and teachers in the Hospital School who are on hand to support the young patients as they continue their studies whilst in hospital. Afterwards, The Duke of Sussex, in celebration of its 30th year, re-opened the OXSRAD Disability Sports and Leisure Centre, a facility first opened by his mother, Diana Princess of Wales in 1989. His Royal Highness felt honoured to pay tribute to her work and meet some of the people his mother met 30 years ago. This centre supports people with disabilities through sport and physical exercise – an area The Duke is particularly passionate about. HRH has seen the transformative effect sports, teamwork and exercise can have on people, not just physically but also for their mental fitness. The Duke’s final stop was at Barton Neighbourhood Centre to see the work of Thrive Teams, an initiative that supports at risk youth with access to education and employment. The Barton Centre includes a cafe, doctor’s office, sports hall, local police centre and food bank. The team there save nearly one tonne of food per day from being wasted and whip up some incredible meals for those that can’t afford to sustain themselves. Serving as a hub for this close-knit community, where 1 in 4 grow up in child poverty, this centre truly is a lifeline for its roughly 5,000 residents, but also an example of what can be achieved when we all come together.