Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s official birth certificate has been released, 11 days after his birth on 6 May 2019.
It reveals the Duchess of Sussex gave birth at the private Portland Hospital in Westminster, 24 miles from her home in Windsor.
A ‘basic’ delivery costs upwards of £15,000 at the maternity hospital.
This follows speculation over whether or not the Duchess gave birth at a hospital or had a home birth.
#Breaking The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to Archie at the private Portland Hospital in Westminster, her son’s birth certificate revealed— Press Association (@PA) May 17, 2019
It was originally believed the Duchess had a home birth at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, but was later reported by Mail Online that she had given birth in a London hospital, most likely the Portland Hospital.
The hospital has today issued a statement congratulating the new parents on their son:
“Huge congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of baby Archie.
“For reasons of patient confidentiality, we are unable to provide any comment or information.”
At the time, when Yahoo UK contacted the Portland Hospital, a spokeswoman said the hospital was ‘unable’ to confirm speculation.
The certificate also confirms Archie’s name is Archie - not Archibald and lists the full names of parents His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex (who goes by the nickname “Harry”) and Rachel Meghan Markle (who goes by her middle name).
Their occupations are listed as, respectively, Prince of the United Kingdom and Princess of the United Kingdom.
As for their usual address, the couple’s home of Frogmore Cottage, Windsor Castle, is listed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex first introduced their new son, Archie, to the world earlier this month on 8 May, two days after his birth.
Not the first royal birth at the Portland Hospital
The Duchess of York’s daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were both born at The Portland in 1988 and 1990, respectively.
Other notable royal births include Samuel and Arthur Chatto - the sons of Lady Sarah Chatto, who is Princess Margaret’s daughter.
David Armstrong-Jones’ wife Serena (Princess Margaret’s daughter-in-law) had their two children Viscount Linley and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones at The Portland.
It’s also where Victoria Beckham gave birth to sons Brooklyn and Romeo.
Words by Francesca Specter
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