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Meghan gave birth in London hospital: certificate

AFP  |  London 

Harry's wife gave birth at a private hospital in earlier this month, their son's revealed, according to British media on Friday.

The arrival of the couple's first child Archie was shrouded in secrecy, with newspaper reports indicating the 37-year-old former US had wanted a home birth at their residence in Windsor, west of

However, the certificate confirmed the place of birth, in the early hours of May 6, as the in central London, the agency said.

The document listed the baby's full name as

It also detailed Meghan's occupation as "

The Portland facility claims to be the only private hospital in Britain dedicated to the of women and children, offering "world-class" maternity care.

The Duke and Duchess of broke with recent royal tradition in the choice.

Harry's brother and his wife had all three of their children delivered at in London, where the princes themselves were born.

also bucked modern precedent by keeping events around the birth and her recovery largely private.

announced the arrival of the seventh in line to the throne -- an eighth great-grandchild for and her husband -- some nine hours after the event.

Although made a brief solo appearance before television cameras to share his joy, it was two days before he and showed off their son to the world.

This also contrasted with and Kate, who on each occasion appeared before the cameras hours after the arrival of their newborn.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 21:46 IST