Meghan Markle makes change to Archie’s birth certificate, altering her name to ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’

The Duchess of Sussex has made an unexpected change to her son Archie’s birth certificate.

It was reported this weekend that a month after the young royal’s birth was registered, Meghan asked that her name on his birth certificate be changed from ‘Rachel Meghan, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’ to simply ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’.

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According to The Sun, Archie’s birth was registered on 17 May 2019 and the document was changed on 6 June that year.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will celebrate their little boy’s upcoming second birthday on 6 May.

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The royal couple announced their intention to step back as senior members of the royal family last January, and have since settled into a new home in Montecito, in Megan’s native California.

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The Duchess has found support in her mum Doria, and her loyal friends, as well as the furry members of her family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed Archie in May 2019

She is a patron of animal welfare charity Mayhew and the organisation’s CEO, Caroline Yates, recently told HELLO! that Meghan finds her dogs a source of comfort in difficult times.

She said: “Whenever we talk to the Duchess about the charity, she always references how important her dogs are and what a support they are, particularly during everything that’s happened this year, with COVID, and with the personal trials and tribulations she went through this year.”

The 39-year-old royal has long been an advocate for the welfare of animals and owns two rescue dogs, a beagle named Guy and a black labrador called Pula.

The couple’s 2020 Christmas card featured Archie and their beloved dogs 

The two dogs appeared with Meghan and Harry in their Christmas card last year, along with little Archie.

Caroline revealed the charity was “really thrilled” to be chosen to share the Sussexes’ 2020 Christmas card.

She told HELLO!: “We had no idea what it would look like before we got the photo, and when we saw it, we thought, ‘Oh wow!’ It’s very family-oriented, it was really lovely.”

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