Recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed a new family member, son Archie. They officially introduction him at a Windsor Castle last Wednesday, and on their Instagram account, they share their son’s name.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a picture of little Archie with his great-grandma (aka, “Gan Gan”), Queen Elizabeth and great-grandpa, Prince Philip. The photo is also included Megan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
After the announcement of the little Archies name, many wondered why he had no title as his cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Did Duke and Duchess of Sussex refuse royal title for their son Archie?
Why is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor without an official royal title?
Compare to Prince William and Kate Middletons children, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the only child by far without a royal title, but he is not the only child from a royal family without a royal title. Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter (Princess Anne’s daughter), Zara Tindall’s children, Mia Grace Tindall, and Lena Elizabeth Tindall don’t have official royal titles too.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not refuse royal titles for their son, and they gave their blessing when once Prince Charles ascends the throne. Little Archie has not yet received his title because in the royal family only the children and grandchildren of the monarch receive prince or princess status.
With the blessing of the parents, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be able to get his royal title when his grandfather becomes king. But, will Archie receive prince title or viscount title?
According to Express, “When Prince Charles becomes king, I have been told they are very happy for him to become ‘Prince Archie.’ that is with their blessing. It’s not a speculative thing; that’s exactly what they will do.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t want to rush and change royal rules so they will wait for Prince Charles to become king, and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will receive his royal title.