Meghan Markle Is Officially Listed As A Princess Of The United Kingdom In Archie's Birth Certificate. But Why?

May 20, 2019

Finally, we know where Meghan Markle gave birth to Archie. Not like we cared too much whether it was home birth or at a hospital, but royal fans and conspiracy theorists were really wondering. 

Baby Archie’s birth certificate has been revealed, and it confirms that he was born at the Portland Hospital in Westminster, where Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were delivered, too. Hopefully, now, everyone's satisfied! 

A Princess of the UK

If you looked closely at Archie's birth certificate, you must have noticed one interesting detail — Meghan Markle was listed as a Princess of the United Kingdom, although she is officially deemed to be the Duchess of Sussex. 

Meghan's occupation may confuse many people, but it's actually OK. Kate Middleton was also listed as a Princess of the United Kingdom in all her three kids' birth certificates.

According to royal historian Marlene Koenig, calling a prince's wife a 'princess' is just an old-fashioned tradition in the British monarchy, dated back to 1923. 

In the U.K., a wife takes her husband's rank unless her rank is higher, such as a peeress or a sovereign or a princess, unless she marries a sovereign.

Well, all is pretty simple, right? Even if you are officially called a Duchess, your documents would still refer as a Princess. Cool!

People are gushing over Meghan's rank

Frankly, Meghan Markle was already a Princess for many people due to her attitude, class, and other essential factors.