When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had their first child in 2019, they did not predict the challenges that would come with their royal family. In an interview that Markle did with Oprah on her OWN network she emphasized how the monarchy did not want Archie to have a royal title. Both Markle and the Prince renounced their titles and stepped down as senior members of the royal family. However, with the sudden passing of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday, we are left wondering if there is a possible new title for Archie?
Charles III ascended to Kinghood on September 8th, according to the line of succession rules for the royal family established in 1917 by King George V -children born sovereign get the title of prince or princess, grandchildren born to the sovereign’s sons, and the eldest son of the Prince of Wales’s son – meaning Prince George.
The Queen did amend the rules in 2012, stating the children born to the eldest son of the Prince of Wales (Prince William) would have the title of prince and princess when they are birthed. If there are no further changes to the rules, then Archie is technically a prince per the 1917 rule.