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09th Sep 2022

Harry and Meghan’s children are now a Prince and Princess

Sarah McKenna Barry

A number of members of the royal family received different titles upon the UK’s Queen’s passing.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of Charles to the UK throne, the children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will receive new titles.

As The Guardian reports, royal protocols established by King George V in 1917 stipulate that all the grandchildren of a monarch have an automatic right to the title of Prince or Princess and to being called HRH.

Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet are now the sixth and seventh in line for the throne.

In order to exclude Prince Harry’s children – Archie and Lilibet – from this title, King Charles III would have to issue a Letters Patent to amend their status. Until that happens, they will remain a Prince and Princess.

Last year, during their interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple expressed concerns that Archie wouldn’t receive a title when the Queen passed away.

At the time, Meghan said that while she doesn’t attach any “grandeur” to the official royal titles, having her son be Prince would mean that he may be better protected with security.

She said what bothered her about the possibility of her children not receiving titles was “the idea of our son not being safe, and also the idea of the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be”.

The death of the Queen has seen a number of title changes come into effect for the royal family. Charles, who was previously the Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III. His wife, Camilla, is now known as the Queen Consort.

Charles’ heir apparent, his son William, is now Prince William, Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge. Kate Middleton, similarly, is the Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

Their children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – have also received the titles of Cambridge and Cornwall.