The titles of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children are meaningless

There has been a lot of talk that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children are finally given the titles of “prince” and “princess” after the Queen’s death.

In keeping with the long tradition of the monarchy dating back to the 18th century, and with the ascension of King Charles to the throne, Sussex children are eligible to receive the titles of HRH (His Royal Highness) Prince Archie of Sussex and HRH Princess Lilibeth of Sussex. under agreements laid out by George V in 1917 whereby the monarch’s grandchildren automatically receive royal titles.

While King Charles, 73, said he would not reveal new titles for 3-year-old Archie and 1-year-old Lilibet during the mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, which ends 7 days after her funeral on September 19, it is reported that the monarch will anoint Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, but will not allow them to receive the status of Royal Highness.

So what does this mean?

This means that Archie and Lilibet will be able to call themselves Prince and Princess, which looks good on paper, but Harry and Meghan have said that Royal Highness status matters.

The HRH title gives members of the royal family access to a paycheck and entitles the holder to taxpayer-funded protection and security.

This also means that people should bow or curtsey when His Royal Highness approaches.

Harry and Meghan sacrificed their Royal Highness when they stepped down as senior members of the royal family in early 2020 and moved to California, but they have since spoken out against being forced to do so, saying it left their equally high-profile family without security.

In their high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Harry stated that he was completely cut off financially from the royal family despite still holding the title of Prince and Duke of Sussex.

He is also in the early days of a lawsuit he has filed against the Queen’s government, the Home Office, which he is suing over a decision to cut his police protection.

The HRH title is currently held by King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince William, Princess Catherine, their three children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, and Prince Andrew’s daughters. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Andrew was stripped of his Royal Highness title in February after he privately settled a sexual assault lawsuit with alleged assault victim Virginia Giuffre.

There were reportedly tense discussions about royal titles during Meghan and Harry’s stay in the UK.

The source said Sun: “There has been a lot of talk over the last week. That’s the deal – they can be prince and princess, but not HRH because they don’t work as members of the royal family.”

Charles is expected to officially name Archie and Lilibet “princes” and “princesses” in the near future.

official website of the royal family has already redacted her lineage, but refers to Archie as “Master” and Lilibet as “Miss”.

Elsewhere, the childhood titles of Prince William and Kate Middleton were changed to include the title “Wales” and they are referred to as “Prince George of Wales”, “Princess Charlotte of Wales” and “Prince Louis of Wales”.

Meghan previously claimed there was “talk” during her pregnancy that Charles made changes when he became monarch, meaning Archie would lose his right to the title.

“I think even with the deal I’m talking about when I was pregnant, they said they wanted to change the deal for Archie,” she told Oprah.

“All the splendor around this stuff doesn’t really matter to me. But in the months that I was pregnant, around the same time, we in tandem did not give him a guarantee, a title, and also excitement and talk about how dark his skin could be when he was born.

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