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Royal baby was born in private maternity hospital, birth certificate shows

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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 5.26am on May 6, weighing 7lb 3oz.

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first child Archie at the private Portland Hospital in Westminster, her son’s birth certificate has revealed.

Meghan, who gave her name as “Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex”, listed her occupation as “Princess of the United Kingdom” as her son’s birth was registered by her husband the Duke of Sussex on Friday.

Archie's birth was registered by Harry on Friday
Archie’s birth was registered by Harry on Friday (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the seventh in line to the throne and an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, arrived at 5.26am on May 6, weighing 7lb 3oz.

Until now, the duke and duchess have been trying to keep the birth location private and details of their medical staff a secret.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Archie was shown to the world for the first time by his proud parents last week (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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.

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His birth came less than a year after Harry married American former actress Meghan in a glittering ceremony in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Archie has already spent time with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland and both the Queen the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle
Archie has already spent time with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland and both the Queen the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle (Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal/PA)

The protective parents want to ensure their son grows up away from the limelight.

Harry and Meghan want to ensure their son grows up away from the limelight
Harry and Meghan want to ensure their son grows up away from the limelight (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Royal protection officers will always be close by, while help from housekeepers and aides will be the norm, but Harry and Meghan will be hands-on parents.

The royal baby, who was not given a courtesy title, met his uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for the first time on Tuesday, having already spent time with his maternal grandmother Doria Ragland and his royal great grandparents, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

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