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Meghan Markle's Real Name Revealed Through Son's Birth Certificate

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By Chris Barilla

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their son, Archie are undoubtedly​ one of the most highly-scrutinized and analyzed families on Earth. With countless tidbits of information leaking to the public every day about the daily happenings of the former Royals, it's shocking when a truly large factoid about any of the three is revealed to the public. But now, the publishing of Archie's birth certificate has revealed something nobody truly knew about the former dutchess previously, that her legal first name is not Meghan.

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The former 'Suits' actress, who married into the British Royal family back in 2018, has been candid with fans to a degree previously unheard of in regards to her personal life. However, the former dutchess failed to mention through it all that her legal first name is actually Rachel, not Meghan, leaving fans stunned when the information was made public.

Last week, the couple's son's birth certificate was made public information, which showcased Markle's first name as actually Rachel, not Meghan.

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Furthermore, the birth certificate gave insight into the circumstances of Archie's birth, as well as Markle's official title at the time of his birth. According to the document, Archie was born at Portland Hospital in Westminster, England. This particular hospital is known to be quite expensive, with one night's stay costing roughly $25,000.

Beyond this, the birth certificate stated Markle offically as "Princess of the United Kingdom," a title which drew criticism from fans as she has recently vacated the position.

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After announcing their departure from the Royal family, and directly prior to the worldwide travel restrictions imposed by governments to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the former Royal couple explained their plans outside of the United Kingdom and their duties to it on Instagram, saying, "While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community – for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great!"

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Many took time to criticize Markle following the reveal of the birth certificate, claiming that both her job title and name were "fake."

"Her name is fake and title on birth certificate is fake. She's ALL fake!" Commented one clearly upset fan. "You were never a Princess and you have been ordered to stop using that title!" Added in another.

"In absurd things to be shocked about today news: Meghan Markle's first name is actually Rachel & her occupation listed on her son's birth certificate is Princess of the United Kingdom. Well lots of ppl go by their middle names and Kate's occupation is the same as Meghan's," commented one other user.

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