Prince Harry, Meghan’s children now entitled to royal titles
Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children have received the titles; Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex.
The monarch died on September 8th, at the age of 96.
Due to the death of the Queen, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet “Lili” Mountbatten-Windsor, are now eligible to retain royal titles.
The flip is the result of traditions set over a century ago.
Royal titles are automatically bestowed upon the monarch’s grandchildren by regulations enacted by George V in 1917.
As King Charles III’s grandchildren, they are now addressed as “His Royal Highness Prince Archie of Sussex” and “Her Royal Highness Princess Lilibet of Sussex.”
Meghan notably suggested in 2021 that Archie’s title might be revoked due to his mixed-race background.
She was asked if Archie’s status as a prince was essential to her during an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“If it meant he was going to be safe, then of course,” she had replied.
Meghan revealed, citing a chat she had with Harry, that several members of the royal family debated not naming their boy a prince due to his racial background.
“In those months when I was pregnant… we have in tandem the conversation of ‘he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Archie”s sister, Lili, was born after the interview.