Prince Charles will be taking over the throne after Queen Elizabeth II. Many believed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children will receive HRH titles when that time comes. However, a new report suggests otherwise.
The Prince of Wales is planning to slim down the monarchy when he becomes king. An insider told Daily Mail, that Prince Charles will ensure that Archie, 2, will never be prince.
“Harry and Meghan were told Archie would never be a Prince, even when Charles became King,” the unnamed source said.
All of the sovereigns’ grandchildren have the right to receive the HRH title. However, since Prince Charles wanted to limit the number of key royals, he would grant the HRH titles to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children.
Prince Charles has allegedly told the Sussexes about his plans. He will also change the legal documents to ensure that Archie won’t get any title, a source close to the couple said.
The decision came after months of fraught discussion behind the scenes, the outlet noted.
Earlier this year, a source close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed that they expected their sone to become prince when Prince Charles take over the throne. The spokesman was reportedly instructed to remind journalists about that “fact.”
They allegedly learned that it would not be happening before their sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey for CBS in March.
Insiders suggested that the issue was still raw for Prince Harry and Markle at the time that they criticized the royal family. Markle mentioned on the show that one member of the royal family brought concern about Archie’s skin color sparking racist allegations agains the royal family.
The duchess also said in the explosive tell-all that their son was denied the royal title even before he was born. She alleged that it was possibly because of the color of his skin.
“They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol,” she was quoted by BBC as saying.
Based on the 1917 letters patent, the great-grandchildren of the monarch would no l onger be princes or princess except the eldest son of the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales. That is why Prince George became prince, but not Archie.
Markle said she wanted Prince Harry to be prince, so he would receive security protection. Royal expert Craig Prescott told Us Weekly that Markle was wrong to believe that the royal title would give Archie security.
According to Prescott, only the working royals will receive royal protection. For instance, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie have HRH title, but they do not get security because they do not do public duties.
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