With the latest addition to the royal family, many people are wondering will Baby Sussex will be given the title of a prince. It is certain that he will be called Earl of Dumbarton, as it is one of the titles Queen Elisabeth granted to Prince Harry and children have a right to be addressed by one of their father’s lesser titles. One day he will become Duke of Sussex, but it is highly unlikely that he will ever be named a prince.
With Prince Charles, Prince William and three of his children ahead of him, Baby Sussex is seventh in the line of succession and therefore queen will probably not give him the title of a prince. During his reign, he won’t even be addressed as His Royal Highness, due to the rules set by King George V in 1917. He will get the right to royal title only when his grandfather Prince Charles becomes the king.
Meghan gave birth on Monday and Prince Harry was excited to break the news to the press in front of Windsor Castle: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy.”
“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.” Harry praised both his wife and baby: “As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I’m just over the moon.”
With the names still undecided, bookmakers are taking bets, with Arthur, Philip, Albert, Alexander and James the current frontrunners. “Still thinking about names,” Harry said. “The baby is a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.”