Meghan Markle has used a different name on Lili's birth certificate. This move has caught a lot of people by unawares, including royal experts.
The surprising news comes less than a month after Meghan and Harry announced they had just had a beautiful and healthy baby girl.
You will be surprised to learn what she has changed her name into.
The Media Has Been Obsessed With Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
The constant media attention started when the two got married in 2018 in a lavish royal ceremony.
The couple was very happy, but things quickly took a turn for the worse.
Attacks On Meghan Began
Whatever decision she made, Meghan was attacked by the British media.
Ultimately, the pressure of negative publicity was too much to handle, and the pair decided to say goodbye to their senior roles as part of the royal family.
The unrelenting harassment was too much for the young couple to bear.
Harry And Meghan Wanted A Quieter Life
They did this to ensure their son Archie, now 2 years old, had a safer and quieter life.
The two wasted no time in relocating to Los Angeles, where they started life afresh.
Royalists Were Angered By The News
The news of the couple's departure was upsetting to royalists around the world.
Rumors that there was an ongoing feud between Prince Harry and his brother, Prince Charles, and father, Prince William, only made the situation worse.
The Oprah interview where the couple revealed several embarrassing and shocking details about the royal family made things even worse than expected.
The Famous Interview Took Place In March
The interview aired on March 7, and the couple shared a lot of details about their experience living with the royal family.
Harry and Meghan shared a lot of details on how they were treated over the last few years as part of the royal family.
Meghan Accused The British Monarchy Of Racism
The accusations were shocking, and Meghan accused a senior royal of being concerned about Archie's skin color. Apparently, that is part of why the boy was not given a royal title after his birth.
Meghan Got No Support As Part Of The Royal Family
Apparently, Meghan did not get any support even when she had suicidal thoughts when still pregnant with Archie. The pressure she was facing had everything to do with the isolation and stress of being part of the royal family.
She said she was ashamed to say it as it was happening, especially to Harry, because she knows "how much loss he has suffered."
Eventually, she had to say it because she knew that not saying it would mean that she would end up doing it: "I just didn't want to be alive anymore."
Harry Was Cut Off By His Father
During the interview, Harry also spoke of how he was cut off financially by his father. Apparently, he is now pretty much an outcast in the family.
Many Understood The Couple's Plight, But Others Weren't As Sympathetic
Some people did not take kindly to the couple's public confessions, especially considering that they had decided to share the details during an Oprah Winfrey interview.
After the tell-all, Harry and Meghan were called liars and "attention seekers."
After The Interview, Harry Went Back To The UK For Prince Phillip's Funeral
Reports also claimed that the relationship between Harry and other senior royals, including his father, was very frosty.
Frankly, The Last Couple Of Months Have Been Very Tough For Harry And Meghan
However, Harry has still been bold enough to talk about the challenges he and his wife have been through while they were part of the British royal family.
In May, Harry Gave Another Interview
Prince Harry was on Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert. Once again, during the interview, he revealed more details about his life.
He claimed that he was trapped in a cycle of "pain and suffering" as part of the royal family. Harry also suggested that he did not agree with how Prince Charles, his father, raised him.
As A Parent, Harry Intends To Break The Cycle
Harry revealed during the podcast that he went through pain and suffering, which his parents probably went through as well. For that reason, he said he would make sure he breaks the cycle so that he does not pass it to his kids.
He noted that passing on the pain was pretty common:
"… we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say 'you know what, that happened to me, I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to you.'"
Harry Is Keen To Raise His Kids Differently
The couple does not want their kids to undergo the same parenting challenges they had while growing up.
In February, The Couple Said They Were Expecting Their Second Child
During their interview with Oprah, Meghan revealed that they were expecting a baby girl.
Meghan Had Just Had A Miscarriage
Obviously, the news that the couple was expecting a child was very welcome since Meghan had just had a miscarriage. She opened up about the ordeal in the New York Times in November.
As far as she is concerned, "losing a child means carrying almost unbearable grief."
She talked about how miscarriages are suffered by many people, although only a few talk about them. Apparently, she and Harry discovered that 10 to 20 women in a room with 100 women had suffered a miscarriage.
Meghan noted that the problem is still considered a "taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame," which promotes a "cycle of solitary mourning."
During Their Second Pregnancy, They Were Very Quiet
That was probably due to the miscarriage Meghan had suffered.
Understandably, they needed some privacy and peace as they were recovering from the grief of suffering a miscarriage.
On June 4, Meghan had a healthy baby girl. The couple revealed the news two days later on June 6.
The News Was Confirmed By A Spokesperson For The Sussexes
The official announcement of the girl's birth was made through the Archewell Foundation website. The couple said the girl was named Lili.
Harry and Meghan also thanked everyone for the support and kindness.
Their Press Secretary Shared More Details About The Girl's Birth
The statement claimed that both the mother and the child were healthy and well and that they were settling in at home.
The couple named the girl Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The name honored The Queen by using her nickname Lilibet.
The middle name, Diana, was taken from Harry's mother, Princess Diana. She passed away in a car accident back in 1997.
Claims were later made that someone inside the royal family had revealed that the pair had not asked permission from The Queen before using her special name. The claims were later refuted.
The Couple's Spokesperson Released A Statement To Address The Issue
Apparently, Prince Harry had talked to the family before making an announcement. He also revealed that The Queen was the first person he called.
During the call, he told her of their plan to name the girl Lilibet as a way to honor The Queen, which she had no problem with:
"Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name."
With The Controversy Of Lili's Name Behind Them, The Issue Has Now Shifted To Her Birth Certificate
Even though the couple had stepped down as members of the royal family, they had held on to their royal titles… until now.
People Were Surprised
The Duchess Of Sussex Has Dropped Her Title
Under the "Name of Mother" section, she wrote "Rachel Meghan Markle." Those are obviously her real names, but she has not used her first name since high school.
In fact, her yearbook also lists her name as "Meghan Markle."
Harry Held On To His Name, With A Slight Change
Harry used the name "The Duke of Sussex, His Royal Highness." However, Archie's birth certificate was written "His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex."
According to reports, Meghan might have stopped using her royal titles in formal documents because her status was reduced after she left her royal duties. Harry, on the other hand, can still hold on to his name, which is why it appears on Lilibet's birth certificate.
In Archewell documents, she uses the Sussex in one way or another. However, that is no longer happening.