Archie and Lilibet, the kids of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are now a prince and a princess.
Princes and princesses are the proper titles for all of King Charles’ grandchildren. Yet, several questioned if the King would confer the titles on Prince Harry and Markle’s son given that he wants to reduce the size of the monarchy.
In addition, since King Charles assumed the throne, the palace has not changed Archie and Lilibet’s titles.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s spokesperson, however, just acknowledged that Lilibet, their youngest child, already holds royal titles by referring to her as a “princess” after learning of her christening made headlines.
A spokeswoman for Prince Harry and Markle told People and Page Six, “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet was baptised on Friday, March 3, by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev. John Taylor.
“When their grandpa became king, the children have been entitled to their titles by birth. For a while now, this issue has been resolved in accordance with Buckingham Palace.”
Due to the Letters Patent created by King George V in 1917, Prince Harry’s children acquired the titles of prince and princess once their grandfather ascended to the monarchy following the passing of Queen Elizabeth in September.
The rule specified that “the style and title held by the children of dukes of these our realms shall have and be had at all times by the grandsons of the sons of any such sovereign in the direct male line, save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales.
According to reports, Archie and Lilibet’s titles will only be used in official contexts. Due to the fact that they were the monarch’s great-grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet were not given any royal titles when they were born.
Their titles were “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor” and “Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor,” respectively. Their updated looks have yet to appear on the royal family’s official website, Nevertheless, according to People, the palace would change it to reflect the new titles of the Sussex children.
According to a different People article, Prince Harry and Markle reportedly invited the royal family to Lilibet’s christening, including King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. The royals apparently declined to attend, though.