Why Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s Children Archie, Lilibet Keep Prince, Princess Titles Even After Couple Quit Their Royal Duties

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children Archie and Lilibet's titles have been upgraded from master and miss to prince and princess.

Just recently, a spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that Princess Lilibet Diana has been christened by the Archbishop of Los Angeles on March 3. The official announcement featured the young girl's new royal title.

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Children Archie, Lilibet Still Inherited Prince, Princess Titles?

According to reports, the titles of Prince Harry and Markle's children will also be upgraded on the royal family's website. Since their birth, there were referred to as Master Archie Harrison and Miss Lilibet Diana online.

Archie and Lilibet still inherited the important titles even after their parents quit their royal duties because they are the grandchildren of the current monarch King Charles.

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Queen Elizabeth Made Chances To King George V's Degree To Include Prince William's Children?

According to Us Weekly, King George V, Queen Elizabeth's grandfather, decreed in 1917 that royal titles should be given to any children of the monarch's son. In 2012, the late queen amended this decree to include the children of her grandson Prince William.

At the time, the amendment still did not include Prince Harry's future children because the decree only applied to Prince William's kids. But now that King Charles has been named as the new monarch, Prince William became first in line to the throne.

And since the original decree states that royal titles should be given to any children of the monarch's sons, Prince Harry and his kids are now included in the amendment.

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Meghan Markle Claimed That The Royal Family Didn't Want To Give Archie A Royal Title?

But back in 2021, Markle seemingly suggested that the royal family didn't want to afford her son Archie a royal title. And not having one meant that he wasn't entitled to security.

"They didn't want him to be a prince or a princess, which would be different from protocol. It was really hard. … This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I'm going, 'Hold on a second. How does that work? … If he's not gonna be a prince, he needs to be safe,'" she told Oprah Winfrey.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Markle's spokesperson told People that Archie and Lilibet inheriting their royal titles shouldn't come as a shock to royal fans.

"The children's titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became monarch. This matter has been settled for some time in alignment with Buckingham Palace," the source said.

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