Meghan and Harry’s kids may receive royal titles: If the royal family follows tradition, the children of Prince Harry and Meghan will inherit the titles of Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet after the passing of the Queen.
After Meghan revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year that the royal family had considered modifying the regulations to permanently strip Archie of the princely title, the title change, typically an automatic prerogative upon the succession of a new king, came into doubt.
She said that the family chose not to give Archie the title of prince or His Royal Highness during her pregnancy because of their worries about the baby’s skin tone.
She said in the interview, “I guess even with the convention I’m referring to, they indicated they want to modify the convention for Archie, when I was pregnant.”
The monarch’s children and grandchildren are entitled to titles under the laws established by King George V in 1917, but the great-grandchildren are not. Therefore, Archie and Lilibet should now give the titles of prince and princess since they are the new king, King Charles,’ grandchildren.
A request for comment did not answer by a representative for Harry, also known as the Duke of Sussex, or Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Neither did Buckingham Palace. Charles has always advocated for a more condensed monarchy.
In 2020, after declaring they would no longer be working royals, Meghan and Harry, sixth in line to the throne, ceased using their most exclusive titles, “His Royal Highness” and “Her Royal Highness.”