The controversy surrounding Prince Archie’s birth certificate continued to captivate public interest approximately one month after the joyful arrival of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child. The accusation leveled against Buckingham Palace suggested that the birth certificate had been tampered with, with Meghan Markle’s original name ‘Rachel Meghan’ replaced by her Royal title, ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’. The report, initially published by The Sun, sparked a wave of speculation and debate.
In response to the swirling allegations, the couple’s PR team in California swiftly issued a statement to shed light on the matter. According to their clarification, the changes made to the birth certificate were not instigated by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, or Prince Harry. Instead, they asserted that the alterations were “dictated by the Palace.” This assertion posed a challenge to the prevailing notion of Buckingham Palace’s involvement in the controversy, leading to conflicting accounts of what transpired.
To add further complexity to the situation, insiders within the Royal circle provided a different perspective to The Sun. According to these sources, Buckingham Palace was not responsible for the changes to the birth certificate. Instead, officials from Kensington Palace were allegedly the ones who orchestrated the modification during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tenure as active members of the royal family. The primary motive behind the alteration, as per these insiders, was to ensure uniformity in the Duchess’s name and title across various private documents.
Despite The Sun’s best efforts to seek comments from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle regarding the birth certificate change, their requests remained unanswered, leaving room for speculation to persist.
The incident not only fueled public curiosity but also raised questions about the inner workings and protocols within the Royal Family. It highlighted the intricacies of Royal titles and the processes involved in managing official documents for members of the monarchy.
As the story continued to capture headlines, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex maintained their focus on their new role as parents to Prince Archie, while the public eagerly awaited any further developments in this intriguing saga surrounding the birth certificate.