Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reacted to reports about their decision to change how their names appear on Archie`s birth certificate.
About a month after the almost-two-year-old son of the Duke and the Duchess` birth, reports emerged that the couple made changes on Archie`s birth certificate. Neither Harry nor Meghan had ever commented since the emergence of the rumours.
On the document Meghan`s name changed from “Rachel Meghan” to “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex” and “Prince” was added to Harry`s title, which reads “His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex.”
In a statement, Meghan`s representative said: “The change of name on public documents in 2019 was dictated by The Palace, as confirmed by documents from senior Palace officials. This was not requested by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex nor by The Duke of Sussex.”
A report said Meghan`s name changes on her baby`s birth certificate could be seen as a “snub” to William and wife Kate Middleton, whose formal name Catherine is listed on their three children’s birth certificates.
“To see this U.K. tabloid and their carnival of so-called ‘experts’ choose to deceptively whip this into a calculated family ‘snub’ and suggest that she would oddly want to be nameless on her child’s birth certificate, or any other legal document would be laughable were it not offensive,” Meghan’s spokesperson continued. “There’s a lot going on in the world; let’s focus on that rather than creating clickbait.”