Revealed: Baby Archie Harrison’s Birthplace is Confirmed From His Birth Certificate

It’s time to lay all the rumors to rest—we finally have confirmation on where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby, Archie Harrison was born. And it wasn’t at home like Meghan Markle originally wanted.

Royal fans have been speculating for the past few weeks over what exactly happened in those final hours before the newest member of the royal family entered the world. According to reports, even some of the Palace’s top security officials had no idea that Meghan Markle was in labor and being whisked away with Prince Harry and her mother, Doria Ragland, by her side. Rumor has it she accessed the hospital undetected via an underground tunnel.

While the tunnel part hasn’t been confirmed, one important detail is finally clarified: Meghan Markle gave birth in a hospital. Here’s how we know.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Harrison
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Archie Harrison | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Archie Harrison’s birth certificate reveals his place of birth

According to the law, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had 42 days to file his formal birth certificate, which would confirm all the details surrounding his birth including the location. The couple chose to submit it 11 days after Archie was born. According to People, a representative from the Westminster Registrar’s Office visited Frogmore Cottage personally to collect the document.

Archie Harrison’s birth document reveals that the baby was born on May 6, 2019 at Portland Hospital. This private facility is also the place where Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York had her daughters Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. Victoria Beckham also delivered here.

Archie Harrison
Archie Harrison | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t release the birth certificate

Even though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t formally release the birth certificate, news outlets have gotten ahold of it because it is considered a public document. Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton did voluntarily offer the registrations for all three of their children. That’s probably because everyone knew where Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were born already.

It seems like most people already knew that Portland Hospital was the most likely location for the birth, so there wasn’t much need for secrecy. It’s assumed that Meghan Markle’s stay was pretty short and she was back home to Frogmore Cottage before long.

When will we see more photos of Archie Harrison?

The baby made his big photo debut two days after his birth announcement on May 6. Since then, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been active on social media, sharing photos from royal appearances they’ve had and garnering interest for their causes. However, royal fans are mostly excited to see more pictures of the new baby.

On Mother’s Day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a photo of Archie Harrison’s tiny feet set against a background of forget-me-not flowers—Princess Diana’s favorite flower. This beautiful image was accompanied by a sweet poem and a tribute to all mothers living and deceased.

It’s safe to assume that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be posting too many photos of baby Archie on their social media page, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a few new images in the coming weeks!