According to a copy of Harry’s birth certificate, his first name was “The Duke of Sussex,” and his last name was “His Royal Highness.” The Duchess of Sussex’s name is listed as “Rachel Meghan Markle” in the document obtained by The Sun.
In California, where Harry and Meghan have made their home since leaving their royal duties last year, a birth certificate is a public document.
The Sussexes kept their HRH styles as part of Megxit, but agreed not to wear them.
They do, however, continue to use their Duke and Duchess titles, which the Queen bestowed on them on their wedding day.
Lili, the couple’s daughter, was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on June 6.
The choice of Harry and Meghan’s names sparked debate, as Lilibet was the Queen’s childhood nickname.
According to reports, the couple did not consult the monarch before settling on a name.
However, a spokesperson for the couple claims that Harry mentioned their daughter’s name in a conversation with the Queen and that “had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
After the BBC claimed in a report that Her Majesty had not been asked about the name Lilibet, the Sussexes’ lawyers wrote to the BBC.