Did Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Use Their Royal Titles On Daughter Lilibet's Birth Certificate?

did prince harry meghan markle use royal titles on lilibets birth certificate
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Jul. 9 2021, Published 1:38 p.m. ET

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Lilibet Diana's birth certificate has been revealed one month after her arrival.

The document confirms that the tot was born at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on June 4 at 11:40 a.m., but some are surprised by the way Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were listed in the paperwork.

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On 2-year-old Archie's birth certificate, Harry is listed as "His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex," while the former actress' moniker reads, "Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex."

However, since the pair departed from the royal family prior to their daughter's birth, their official names changed as well.

On Lili's document, Harry's first name is listed as "The Duke of Sussex," with his last name reading, "His Royal Highness."

Meghan opted to forgo any relation to her former title, as she was simply listed by her full birth name, "Rachel Meghan Markle."

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When the pair relinquished their roles as royals, Buckingham Palace announced, "The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the royal family."

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They were also stripped of their patronages and military titles.

"Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service," the Palace stated at the time. "The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family."

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The pair then hit back, claiming that "service is universal."

Since then, the parents-of-two have continued to expand their nonprofit organization, Archewell, and Harry has made good on his word to continue working with his patronages, as less than two weeks ago, he attended the WellChild Awards.

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"The Duke of Sussex met each winner in turn to congratulate them as they received their Award," the organization revealed. "The Duke then had an informal chat with all the winners where he heard how the last 18 months had been for them and their families and how they had received support from WellChild and from each other through the WellChild Family Tree community."

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