Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie Harrison will take the title of Prince. During a new statement announcing daughter Lilibet’s christening, the Duke and Duchess described their daughter as “Princess”, confirming their children’s title changes.
Archie Harrison became eligible for the royal title after King Charles’ accession to the throne in September.
According to the letters patent dating back to 1917 by King George V, the children of the sovereign’s sons can be styled as His/Her Royal Highness.
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan told People Magazine: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”
Despite the children’s right to be titled this way, Buckingham Palace never made the announcement regarding the titles.
It is unclear whether The King has approved of the children’s titles as Lilibert is still listed as “Miss” on the Royal Family’s Line of Succession, posted on its website.
However, Buckingham Palace is expected to change its website to reflect the titles, according to Daily Express royal correspondent, Richard Palmer.
He said on Twitter: “I understand the royal website will now be updated to call Harry and Meghan’s children Prince and Princess now that the Sussexes have taken time to consider this and decided they want to exercise the right given to male line grandchildren of the sovereign under the 1917 letters patent.”
It is understood Archie’s title will be used in formal settings but not in everyday use, GBNews’ royal correspondent Cameron Walker explained on Twitter.
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