King Charles III decides
Children of Prince Harry and Meghan should only receive royal titles on one condition
Since the Queen’s passing, Prince Harry and Meghan’s children could bear the titles of Prince and Princess, but so far King Charles III has decided not to. apparently not decided to do so. The titles should be subject to conditions.
The Queen’s death changed the order and the Sussexes’ children, Archie and Lilibet, also moved up a place to sixth and seventh respectively. The consequence of the change is that Archie and Lilibet are now able to hold the royal title HRH as well as Prince and Princess, but there is a catch. Her grandfather and new King Charles must agree.
So far, it can be seen on the website of the British royal family that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s children still only have the titles Master and Miss. A change is not in sight.
A spokesman said, according to British newspaper The Times: “The King is concentrating on the mourning period. It is unlikely that they will be given other titles at this stage. I am sure that there will be negotiations at some point.” King Charles III had set a mourning period of seven days after his mother’s funeral, ending on 26 September.
According to nobility expert Roya Nikkhah, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “fear the King may not grant Archie and Lilibet their titles after he refused to immediately recognize their elevated status following the Queen’s death.”
King Charles III no longer trusts his son Prince Harry
Royal journalist Katie Nicholl goes even further, saying that “there is a caveat, and that caveat is trust.” This could mean that King Karl III. still suspicious of the Sussexes’ media behaviour. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have too often made negative public statements about the British royal family. On top of that, Prince Harry is said to want to publish his memoirs before the end of the year, although it was already leaked that a settlement was also due with King Charles III’s wife, Camilla. Nicholl added: “I have been told that this is a very clear signal from the King. He is willing to give these titles, but only with a caveat, and that caveat is trust. They need to know they can trust Sussex -the family.” It is also believed that King Karl III. will make its actions dependent on the content of Prince Harry’s memories.
King Charles III has announced that the monarchy will be streamlined and giving titles to his grandchildren, who are also not active royals after their parents left the royal family, would be a step backwards and a decision for the sake of peace. Royal expert Phil Dampier told the Mail Online portal that it would be “a classic compromise” to allow them to call themselves Prince and Princess, but not Her/His Royal Highness.
But even a compromise of this kind may not please the children’s parents. This would mean they would not be entitled to royal safeguards. Prince Harry has already argued in court in the UK for police protection for his family.
Source: Daily Mail, The Times