He’s still just Master Archie, to you.
the updated line of succession on the Buckingham Palace website shows the children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle without the title of prince and princess.
Earlier this week, The Post reported that 3-year-old Archie and 1-year-old Lilibet now qualified for the titles following the ascension to the throne of their grandfather, King Charles III, although no final decision had been made.
The law derives from rules established by the late queen’s grandfather, King George V, in 1917.
According to the edict, all the grandchildren of a sovereign can be called “His Royal Highness” and use the title of prince or princess.
Great-grandchildren are not included in this rule. A notable exception was made with the birth of Prince George in 2013, which allowed all of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children to be styled prince or princess.
But while the death of their great-grandmother moved California toddlers sixth and seventh in line to the throne, respectively, they are still listed simply as “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor” and “Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.” “
They are preceded in line by their uncle, Prince William, now Prince of Wales, and their three children, as well as their father, the Duke of Sussex.
The controversy over Archie and Lilibet’s titles, or lack thereof, reportedly predates their births. In its 2021 Oprah’s Blast InterviewMeghan revealed that her son was denied the title of prince even before she and Harry walked away from real life in 2020.
While Meghan said she didn’t mind the “greatness” of the royal moniker, she admitted that “the idea that the first black member in this family is not titled the same as the other grandchildren” was pushed back. the required security was worrisome to her.
Speculation that Charles planned to prevent his two youngest grandchildren from inheriting the titles of prince and princess even after his succession swirled earlier this year, when the Informed daily mail that he would reject the rights as part of his plan to thin out the monarchy.
That said, Harry and Meghan potentially wouldn’t be the first royal parents to opt for their children’s titles. Princess Anne, the only daughter of the late queen, did not give title to her children. Now adults, they are known as Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.
Similarly, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex chose not to honor their children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, as Royal Highnesses. They have the option of using the designation later in life, if they wish.
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