Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children will not be called ‘Your Royal Highness’ or ‘Her Royal Highness’ Based on reports.
King Charles III agreed to grant the titles “Prince” and “Princess” to Archie, 3, and Lillibet, 1, but refused to allow them to be identified as His Royal Highness.
Similarly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were stripped of their ‘Royal Highness’ after moving to the United States in 2020.
Here’s what you need to know about the title and why it’s important.
What is the position of “His Royal Highness” and how are officials of “His Royal Highness” treated differently?
His Royal Highness means “His Royal Highness” or “Her Royal Highness”.
King George V declared in 1917 that both sons and daughters of the reigning monarch, as well as descendants of the male line of the monarch, were entitled to be called His Royal Highness.
Queen Elizabeth II changed the rule in 2012, declaring that all children of the Prince of Wales’ eldest son – Prince William – were entitled to the titles of His Royal Highness. The change did not mention Charles’ younger children, leaving Prince Harry in a gray area. The Queen made her announcement before William and Kate Middleton had their first child, which means their daughter will also be given the title.
The title of ‘His Royal Highness’ confers a stipend as a member of the royal family, and the individual is entitled to official protection and security.
This also means that people are supposed to bow or bow when His Royal Highness approaches.
Who currently holds the title of ‘His Royal Highness’ in the UK?
The title is currently held by King Charles III; Queen Consort Camilla; Princess Anne, Prince Edward; Sophie, Countess of Wessex; Prince William; Princess Kate and their three children, Princes George, Louis and Princess Charlotte. And Prince Andrew’s two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Andrew has been stripped of his Royal Highness title due to his close ties For the conviction of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein After the prince was accused of sex trafficking and sexual assault by Virginia Joffrey.
Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York, were both stripped of their titles when they divorced Charles and Andrew.
Who is in line for the title?
Harry and Meghan think their sons have a right to the title, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that they probably won’t get it.
In 2021, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she had learned while pregnant with her son that he would not be awarded the title HRH, and said she was aghast at “the idea of not naming the first person of color in this family the same way as other grandchildren.” [were]. “
“At about the same time—we have a side-by-side conversation of, ‘He won’t be given security, he won’t get a nickname,’ as well as concerns and conversations about how dark his skin will be when he’s born,” she said at the time.
Archie and Lilipet, who are currently dubbed “Master” and “Miss”, are expected to win the titles “Prince” and “Princess” Without His Royal Highness.
King Charles III has said he will not reveal the new titles for Archie and Lillibet during the mourning period for Queen Elizabeth II.
Should William and Kate have another child, that child will automatically be awarded the title of HRH.