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Prince Harry called His Royal Highness on Lilibet’s birth certificate despite agreeing not to use title after Megxit


PRINCE Harry is listed as ‘His Royal Highness’ on newborn baby Lilibet’s birth certificate, it has emerged.

A copy of the document, obtained by The Sun, showed that the ‘HRH’ title listed as the last name for the prince, alongside the ‘Duke of Sussex’ as his first name.

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Prince Harry is listed as ‘His Royal Highness’ on Lilibet’s birth certificate

Under the terms of his and wife Meghan’s split from the Royal Family, the Sussexes were allowed to keep, but not use, their HRH titles.

Meghan’s real first name – Rachel – was listed on the Santa Barbara County certificate, with her surname simply given as Markle.

The birth certificate confirmed that Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 11.40am on June 6 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, close to the couple’s mansion.

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, later became embroiled in a row over whether they asked the Queen permission to name their daughter Lilibet – her pet name – after the child’s birth.

A Palace source told the BBC Her Majesty was “never asked” about the name – but the Sussexes were quick to hit back, saying she was “supportive” of the choice.

Under the Megxit agreement that saw Harry and Meghan quit the UK and move to the US, it was agreed Harry would not use his HRH title, although he would retain it.

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The Sussexes are no longer allowed to use their HRH titles – although they were allowed to retain them[/caption]

The palace confirmed he and Meghan would also lose their patronages, with Harry being stripped of his honorary military titles as part of the agreement.

They would still, however, be known as Duke and Duchess of Sussex after being given the titles as a wedding gift at their 2018 nuptials at Windsor Castle.


The new rules have already proved confusing, with organisers at the Princess Diana exhibition at Kensington Palace mistakenly including “HRH” in front of Harry’s name on a plaque.

The Royal Collection Trust was forced to remove the title, which was put down to an “administrative error”.

Harry and brother William donated two of their mum’s dresses to the Royal Style in the Making show, which runs until January 2.

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Harry and Meghan, pictured with baby Archie, welcomed daughter Lilibet at the start of June[/caption]



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