Prince Harry and Meghan Say Archie and Lilibet's New Titles Are Their Birth

Prince Harry and Meghan Say Archie and Lilibet's New Titles Are Their Birth


Prince Harry and Meghan say Archie and Lilibets new titles are their birt

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Prince Harry and Meghan have declared that their children's new titles, "Prince Archie of Sussex" and "Princess Lilibet of Sussex", are truly fitting for their 'birt' status. As announced on the Royal Family website recently, they have updated the line of succession page from "master" and "miss" Mountbatten-Windsor to reflect this belief.

King George V established in 1917 that grandchildren of monarchs automatically receive royal titles when they become eligible. However, these individuals can opt to forgo these privileges when older.

Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet

On the six-month anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's passing, Harry and Meghan declared their two children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet entitled to use their royal titles. A statement released on their daughter's behalf reads that her title is her "birthright".

The duke and duchess are sixth and seventh in line to the throne, following their cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis--known as prince, princess, and princess of Wales since their father Prince William became heir to the throne in 2010. As of today their titles have been updated on Buckingham Palace's website.

Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, have been listed on the palace website as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor respectively. As sons of a crown prince, they were automatically entitled to these titles when King Charles III ascended the throne last September.

However, it took six months for their titles to be officially recorded on the website. This is in accordance with King George V's 1917 decree which limits titles of prince and princess to male-line grandchildren of monarchs.

According to reports, Buckingham Palace was slow to recognize the Sussex children's elevated status. On their website (based on King Charles II's line of succession), they were listed simply as'master' and'miss' Mountbatten-Windsor).

However, the duke and duchess are said to have maintained regular contact with Buckingham Palace, who will soon update the family website.

Despite the rift between Harry and Meghan, Charles has reportedly not prohibited their children from using the royal titles of prince or princess. This could be seen as an act of goodwill towards Charles after reports surfaced that Harry and Meghan have become 'obsessed' with the idea that they might be able to prevent their offspring from receiving titles.

In 2021, the couple informed reporters they wished to alter the protocol so their son Archie wouldn't receive a royal title. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, this wasn't possible at that time. Ultimately, Duchess Meghan expressed her hope that when Archie is old enough, he can decide for himself which title he wants.

Archie and Lilibet’s christening

After almost one year since Harry and Meghan moved from the UK to Montecito, California, their youngest children still remain undeclared as heirs to the throne. But with Lilibet's christening at Kensington Palace on Sunday morning, it seems that they will finally receive their titles of Prince and Princess of Sussex.

The pair are currently sixth and seventh in line for the throne, after their father. But they have been granted royal titles in accordance with 1917 letters patent that grant all male-line grandchildren of a sovereign royal title.

However, until now the titles have only been used publicly on the royal family's website and by members of the public. Rumors swirl that duke and duchess want their children to have the choice whether or not to use their titles as they grow older.

Archie and Lilibet weren't entitled to royal titles when they moved from the UK, due to their position on the list - sixth and seventh respectively - but now that Queen Elizabeth has passed away, it appears they have been granted permission by The Royal Beat magazine to assume their titles.

Not only have the royal titles been updated, but Buckingham Palace is updating their website to reflect this as well. A spokesperson told People that references to the pair will also appear in print media such as newspapers and magazines.

King Charles finally delivered their announcement about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's title changes, which had been expected once he'd read Prince Harry's memoir Spare. Unfortunately, however, King Charles chose not to make an announcement until after reading Spare instead.

Furthermore, Harry and Meghan have not been the first time they've reached out to Buckingham Palace about this matter. In a March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, the duke and duchess revealed there had been discussions regarding whether they wanted to deny Archie a title.

With their recent titles as Prince and Princess of Sussex, it will be interesting to see how they use this title privately.

Archie and Lilibet’s first birthday

Prince Harry and Meghan officially refer to their two youngest children as "Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet," after holding a private christening for Lilibet on Friday in California. The Archbishop of Los Angeles, Rev John Taylor, performed the rite alongside Meghan's mother Doria Ragland and godfather Tyler Perry - also joined by Prince Harry's dad Peter Phillips.

Unfortunately, their titles are yet to be updated on the official royal family website; however, PEOPLE understands that the palace plans on doing so soon. At present, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are sixth and seventh in line for the throne respectively, behind their cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Archie and Lilibet weren't granted HRH titles at birth because their fathers' ranks in the royal family were unknown; nor were they given them when King Charles acceded to the throne in 2022.

However, during their March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan and Harry revealed they had discussed titles before Archie's birth. According to Oprah Winfrey, Meghan had asked if Harry would give their son the princely title.

But she also noted that they weren't entitled to it. After stepping down from their roles as senior working royals, the couple would no longer use those titles or receive public funds.

Contrary to popular belief, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain deeply attached to obtaining royal titles for their children. As a result, public tension has arisen between them which has further compounded their desire to maintain their children's status in the royal family.

Reports indicate Harry and Meghan have been deliberating whether or not to grant their children titles for months. It's believed the couple wants to ensure they do not forfeit the birthright which King Charles left them.

Ultimately, it's the Sussexes' prerogative. But there has been some correspondence between them and royal aides about this matter which could result in their children receiving prince and princess titles down the line.

Archie and Lilibet’s first public appearance

According to a royal source, the Sussexes have chosen to name their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Although Buckingham Palace did not officially announce these titles until this week, an inside source revealed that their new titles have been decided upon by the couple.

Harry and Meghan say they will only refer to their children by titles on formal occasions, while Archie and Lilibet will remain the names they use daily in everyday conversation. Additionally, the couple does not plan on using the titles at school; rather, they can choose whether to embrace royal tradition or reject it in future.

Prince Harry and Meghan emphasize that their children's titles are a way of showing their appreciation for their contributions to the royal family, and they hope they will give their children an innate sense of belonging.

Harry and Meghan's children are the first to receive HRH status, a privilege granted to all British monarchs' descendants through courtesy titles. As such, they can proudly use their titles as HRH, guaranteeing them an automatic place in succession.

Prince Charles became King and promised the Sussexes' children prince and princess titles; however, there were many unanswered questions as to how this would work. Rumors swirled that due to all the drama between Archie and Lilibet, Prince Charles might disinherit them from being HRH due to all that had transpired between them and other members of the royal family.

Thankfully, King Francis did not veto these titles. Though he has always kept a low profile regarding events within the royal family, it appears that he is willing to allow his grandchildren to have HRH titles.

The Sussexes are currently in London for Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, and it appears they're spending quality time with their children. Hairdresser George Northwood, who is accompanying them on this trip, posted a photo of the entire family to his Instagram account today - including a glimpse of their youngest child.

Fans have been amazed at Lilibet's striking resemblance to her dad. One fan tweeted, "Lilibet looks just like her daddy in this snap." Another user added, "Prince Archie is so cute with his American accent!" It seems everyone is quite taken by his ability to pronounce his own name correctly!

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