Prince Charles taking Archie's titles out of 'spite' says Myskow
Meghan and Harry's two children, Archie and Lilibet, currently do not have any royal titles and are not prince or princess due to their position in the line of succession. But when Queen Elizabeth II dies and Charles becomes King, they will automatically get the right to use the titles due to being grandchildren of the monarch.
Charles could, as King, strip the titles away from his grandchildren but a royal expert has said it is unlikely as the Prince of Wales is concerned about his popularity ratings.
Royal author, Robert Lacey, said Charles will focus on well-wishers so he can make Camilla his Queen Consort.
Speaking to the Times, Mr Lacey said: "It is clear to me that the Queen and her advisers have discussed this issue at the highest level, and that the future royal status of Archie and Lili is not in jeopardy in her lifetime.
"It is possible that Prince Charles may try to remove royal status from the Sussex children when he comes to the throne but that does not seem likely.
Prince Charles using Archie title row to make Camilla Queen
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Archie
"His priority then will be to gain popular support for upgrading the status of Camilla from princess consort to queen consort, and he is not likely to court unpopularity by removing HRH status from Archie and Lili."
After marrying Charles in 2005, it was decided Camilla would not hold the title of Princess out of respect for Princess Diana.
A statement released by Clarence House in 2020 said: “The intention is for the Duchess to be known as Princess Consort when the Prince accedes to the throne.
“This was announced at the time of the marriage and there has been absolutely no change at all."
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Charles
During Meghan and Harry's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, the Duchess of Sussex spoke out about Archie's royal titles.
She hinted her son was not made a prince due to a change in protocol and suggested it was due to his mixed-race heritage.
Meghan said: "If it meant he was going to be safe, then, of course.
"All the grandeur surrounding this stuff is an attachment that I don’t personally have, right? I’ve been a waitress, an actress, a princess, a duchess. I’ve always just still been Meghan, right?
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"So, for me, I’m clear on who I am, independent of all that stuff. And the most important title I will ever have is Mom. I know that.
"But 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.
"You know, the other piece of that conversation is, there’s a convention — I forget if it was George V or George VI convention — that when you’re the grandchild of the monarch, so when Harry’s dad becomes king, automatically Archie and our next baby would become prince or princess, or whatever they were going to be."
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