The birth certificate of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie Harrison has been published, finally revealing where he was born.
The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to Archie at the private Portland Hospital in Westminster – which costs about £20,000.
Breaking for royal tradition, the couple didn’t announce where their son had been born saying they wanted to keep details surrounding the birth private.
There was much speculation that she had given birth at home, but it has now been confirmed that the couple opted for the private maternity hospital instead.
On the certificate, Meghan’s job title is listed as ‘Princess of the United Kingdom’, the same title the Duchess of Cambridge listed on George, Charlotte and Louis’.
It lists Archie’s home as Frogmore Cottage.
Prince Harry registered the birth himself today and is listed as the informant.
Portland is a celebrity favourite when it comes to maternity hospitals, with a whole list of A-list patients on the books.
It offers up some very luxury options to mums-to-be and new mums, including champagne and lobster.
Victoria Beckham gave birth to two of her four children in the hospital and it’s also where Jamie Oliver’s wife, Jools, opted to have her babies.
Jerry Hall, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson, Spice Girl Geri Halliwell , Benazir Bhutto, Trudi Styler, Patsy Kensit , Victoria Wood and Julie Walters are all reported to have given birth at the hospital.
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew delivered their first-born, Princess Beatrice, at The Portland.
Little Archie was born at 5.26am on Bank Holiday Monday – May 6 – with an excited Prince Harry breaking the news to the world at around 2.40pm.
The duke was at his wife’s side during the birth and he later confessed he had only had a few hours’ sleep, suggesting Meghan had spent much of the night in labour.
Meghan Markle and Harry then showed their baby to the cameras two days later, saying he was their little ‘bundle of joy’.
Meghan’s mum Doria has been staying with the couple at Frogmore Cottage since before the birth and now most members of the Royal Family have also met little Archie.
Kate and William went to meet him on Tuesday, more than a week after he was born.
The whole family were reportedly “dying to meet him and sources said Prince George and Princess Louis kept asking about him.
Prince Charles is believed to have popped into Frogmore to meet his new grandson yesterday.
On Sunday Meghan and Harry released a photo of Archie’s foot to celebrate the Duchess’ first Mother’s Day, with Americans celebrating the occasion in May.
Speaking at the media call when they introduced the world to little Archie, Meghan said: “It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. And here I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy.”
She latest said that he was really calm, and Harry joked: “Don’t know where he gets that from”.
They described their first few days with their son as “the dream”, but said they were still trying to work out who he looked like.