Meghan Markle reveals Buckingham Palace changed her name on Archie's birth certificate


It's hard to believe that we're coming up on two years since Meghan Markle gave birth to little Archie. When the news dropped, royal watchers were able to learn Markle's real name based on what she indicated on her newborn's birth certificate.

When eagle-eyed fans got their hands on a copy of the royal birth certificate, it was clear that Markle's given name is actually Rachel. Now, the latest copy of the document has been updated, but not at her request, despite a recent report.

The document, obtained by the UK Sun, claimed Markle edited her name to read "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex" rather than the original name, which was Rachel Meghan.

Prince Harry's name also got an update, now reading "His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex."

On Sunday, Jan. 31, a spokesperson for Meghan disputed the report.

"The change of name on public documents in 2019 was dictated by The Palace, as confirmed by documents from senior Palace officials," the spokesperson said in a statement to E! News. "This was not requested by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex nor by The Duke of Sussex."

The outlet notes Buckingham Palace declined to provide a comment.

The Sun notes that revisions were made to the birth certificate just days before the pair announced they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family. This all went down amid rumors that there was a rift between brothers Harry and William as well as their wives.

In an ordeal deemed "Megxit," Harry and Markle stepped down from their royal duties last year and moved to the US with their son.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who will turn two on May 6, is seventh in line for the throne.

Following Megxit, rumors began to circulate that Markle and Harry would be quitting social media for good - a rumor that Harry shut down in January, saying that social media "can offer a means of connecting and community, which are vital to us as human beings."

In the interview with Fast Company, Harry explained that it was interesting to see the way his and his wife's stories were told both separately and as a unit following their explosive decision to leave their royal duties behind.

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