Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Archie and Lillibet, are now entitled to royal titles following the death of Queen Elizabeth II – unless the new King Charles III decides otherwise.
The Sussexes’ son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, 3, and his 15-month-old sister, Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, can now be referred to as Prince and Princess.
The young royals, who live with their parents in California, are now sixth and seventh in line to the British throne, under a reorganized order of succession following the death of the monarch and the ascension of King Charles III.
They are preceded by their uncle Prince William’s three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.
Siblings are entitled to royal titles under rules created by King George V, the grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II in 1917.
The order states that all grandchildren of the sovereign are able to style themselves as “Her Royal Highness” and “Her Royal Highness” and that they may be referred to as prince and princess if they so desire.
However, Markle claimed during her infamously bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 that her son was denied the title of prince before she and Harry resumed their roles as senior members of the royal family. decided to walk away.
When asked if the title was important to her, the former “Suits” star said she cared little for the “grandeur” of the royal christening, and that “Mom” was her most important title to her.
Markle and Prince Harry stopped using their HRH styles after separating from the royal family and moving to America.
At the same time, Markle said, “the idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled in the same way as the other grandchildren”—and being denied the protection that comes with it—was a source of concern for her.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the then-Prince Charles – now King Charles III – asked Harry to write a letter known as the Patent, which would send his grandchildren to the prince as part of a plan. and wants to stop inheriting the title of princess. Reduce the monarchy, reports DailyMail.com.