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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children have not adopted new royal titles

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children have not adopted new royal titles.

Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, now have the right to new royal titles, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The British monarch sadly passed away on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96, and her eldest son King Charles III has since ascended to the throne.

Meghan Markle and her son Archie

In wake of her death, the Queen’s great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet are entitled to adopt His/Her Royal Highness status.

The Palace have updated the line of succession on their website to reflect William and Kate’s new titles as Prince and Princess of Wales.

However, the two children are currently listed with their original stylings.

Archie’s title remains Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, and Lilibet’s remains Mistress Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.

Lilibet

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Harry and Meghan said they expected Archie would be given the title of Prince after Charles acceded the throne.

But the couple claimed they were told that protocols would be changed, meaning Archie wouldn’t get a royal title.

When Meghan was asked if Archie being a Prince was important to her, she replied: “If it meant he was going to be safe, then of course.”

The Duchess was referring to the fact that extended members of the royal family don’t have an automatic right to police protection.

While protocols established by King George V in 1917 meant the children and grandchildren of a sovereign only had the right to a HRH title, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child George was automatically a Prince, as an exception was made in the Letters Patent for the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales.

But in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II extended the protocol to all children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, allowing Charlotte and Louis to use the HRH title and prince or princess.

Queen Elizabeth II died at her home in Balmoral on Thursday afternoon, and her eldest son Charles immediately ascended to the throne.

Charles’ eldest son, Prince William, is now first in line to the throne – with his three children George, Charlotte, and Louis rising to second, third and fourth respectively.

Prince Harry, who quit life as a senior working royal in 2020 alongside his wife Meghan Markle, is fifth in line.

Their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, are now sixth and seventh in line.

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