Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Children and the HRH Titles Controversy

It has been confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Archie and Lilibet, will not be given the HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) rank when they are officially named prince and princess in the future. This decision by King Charles III has sparked controversy, with some newspapers reporting that the couple is “furious” about it.

Despite not being working royals, Harry and Meghan believe that their children should be entitled to the same level of royal protection and recognition as Beatrice and Eugenie, the children of Prince Andrew, who still hold the HRH titles. However, according to the regulations established by King George V in 1917 to limit the number of HRH titles within the royal family, Archie and Lilibet are not eligible to receive these titles.

But it’s important to note that Archie and Lilibet will still be acknowledged as prince and princess, even without the HRH titles. In fact, this is not a new situation within the royal family. Both Diana and Fergie faced similar issues after their separation from Charles and Andrew respectively. Sarah Ferguson, for example, is still known as the Duchess of York.

While in America, Harry and Meghan may still be able to use the titles “prince” and “princess,” it is crucial to recognize that even if their descendants ascend the line of succession, they will not be working members of the royal family. Therefore, it is fair that they do not have the HRH titles.

Harry and Meghan should appreciate the compromise that has been made for them and their children. It is important to understand that the situation could have been much worse. Many people believe that they should have surrendered their titles altogether when they decided to step back from their roles as senior royals and move to the United States.

In conclusion, although Archie and Lilibet will not possess the HRH titles, they will still be recognized as prince and princess. The decision made by King Charles III aligns with the regulations put in place to manage the usage of HRH titles within the royal family.


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