Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan hold their son Archie in September 2019 at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. File photo by Toby Melville/EPA-EFE
Sept 10 (UPI) — The British royal family has updated their line of succession, raising questions as to whether this is the case Prince Harry and Megan Markle‘s children Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor are officially named Prince and Princess.
After the death of queen elizabeth II, the royal youths are automatically granted the royal titles as grandsons of a monarch under rules established by George V in 1917.
Archie and Lilibet, as great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth while she was alive, did not immediately qualify for the title.
However, those of the royal family official site now lists Archie and Lilibet as “Master” and “Miss” respectively, placing them sixth and seventh in the line of succession after their father, rather than including their titles of Prince and Princess.
In her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey Last year, Meghan Markle suggested that Archie could be denied the title of prince because of his mixed-race parentage.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, which would be different than protocol,” Meghan said at the time.
She also said that during her pregnancy there were discussions about whether conventions would be changed if Charles took the throne.
Harry and Meghan cited the British media’s harsh treatment in a way reminiscent of the late ones Princess Dianahis mother when they stepped down as working members of the British Royal Family in March 2020 and moved to Montecito, California.
Elizabeth’s death has also raised questions about whether Camilla, wife of King Charles, will be known as the “Queen Consort” or the “Queen”.
Queen Elizabeth in February supported a plan to name their son’s wife Queen Camilla in a decision that will affect the future of the British monarchy. It had long been questioned whether Camilla would take on the title of Queen Consort or some other title like Princess Consort.
“When my son Charles becomes king in the fullness of time, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you gave me,” Queen Elizabeth wrote in a letter at the time.
“It is my sincere wish that when the time comes, Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort as she continues her own faithful ministry.”
Subsequent laws restricting such hunting by photographers in Europe and the United States, the birth of social media and COVID-19 Lockdowns have summed up the value of such images since Diana’s death.
On Saturday the royal family announced where Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral will take place Westminster Abbey on Sept. November and that she will lie in state at Westminster Hall for four days before the funeral to allow the public to pay her respects.
William, the Prince of Wales, released his first official statement on his grandmother’s death on Saturday.
“While I mourn her loss, I am also incredibly grateful. I have benefited from the Queen’s wisdom and confidence well into my fifth decade,” William said in the statement.
“I knew that day would come, but it will take time for the reality of life without a grandma to feel truly real. I thank her for the kindness she has shown my family and me.”