Duchess Meghan And Price Harry Want To Keep Baby Archie A Private Citizen And Want To Keep Birth Certificate Private As Well
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry must not know that the best way to keep people interested in something is to restrict their access to it, because they are trying very hard to keep this new royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a secret. They are going to some serious lengths and I feel like it just makes more paparazzi come sniffing around.
First, she wasn’t planning on giving birth at the hospital. Then they weren’t going to do the standard hoe-stroll once that baby was freshly wiped down of gestational fluid and Meghan had some lipgloss on. And then they didn’t even give him a royal title. Instead they have been keeping this baby on the DL, apart from a few staged photos for posterity, I guess. Well expect to see even less of this kid, as it’s being reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan on keeping Archie a private citizen forever.
Page Six reports that Harry and Meghan are going all-in on this “Our kid is going to be normal”-thing. Sources are telling the Sunday Times of London that they think the Duke and Duchess are going to raise their son thinking those are just cute nicknames Mom and Dad have, and not titles meant to show they’re above the rest of the people in their neighbourhood in terms of class and stature. The couple reportedly believe that if he’s a “private citizen” it will “shield him” from the paparazzi. So she started as an actress and ended as a Duchess and now she wants privacy? Okurr.
Apparently, people are pretty sure that Archie will only show up to royal functions if they’re “big family occasions with his parents.” A source who is friends with Harry, has said that issues of privacy are more important to Harry “than to almost any other member of the royal family.”
Things are so DL on this baby, that the Prince of Wales Charles and his wife Camilla have not even met the dude yet. Damn, you even keeping Gramps in the dark?! I don’t think he’s the age-group to hop on social and blab about it, maybe reconsider. But also, they’ve been in Germany, so they may visit Archie this weekend when they’re back.
And the Daily Mail is reporting that this secrecy extends to the birth certificate of the baby. Archie’s delivery is still a secret since the Royals aren’t talking about it and no one who was in the room was even named or identified. There is one doctor, Jeannie Yoon, a 56-year-old consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who is believed to have been involved in the delivery. And to show you how good secrets are at keeping people out of your business: people showed up to Jeannie’s house in London and asked her about it. And she probably was involved in the birth because she replied:
“I’m not meant to make any comment at all, sorry. I’m not allowed to say anything at all.”
I’m so glad you bothered this doctor at her home to ask about another woman’s uterus. Great journalism.
The birth certificate is going to stay a secret… for now at least. The couple has chosen not to make the birth certificate public and instead only submitted to the local registrar. But the certificate will eventually become public within the next six months, because in England the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 says that:
“The birth of every child born in England and Wales shall be registered by the registrar of births and deaths for the sub–district in which the child was born by entering in a register kept for that sub–district.”
So if the couple doesn’t do it within 42 days, they can be fined. Which will be hard for them to pay since they’re just regular, private citizens with regular jobs. LOL, they’re the monarchy they can do what they want. This kid is 7th in line to the throne, fine him all you want.
Meanwhile, only time will tell if Archie decides he wants to go along with this whole regular citizen-choice. But my guess is that a late-teens-year-old Archie is going to be slurring: “Don’t you know I’m a Prince, or something!?” to a lot of nightclub bouncers.