Louis could have had a different title if the late Queen didn’t intervene

Prince Louis has a HRH title, but the young royal could have been left with an entirely different title if the late Queen hadn’t intervened after his birth.

The now-five-year-old was born in April 2018, and was given the title of ‘prince’ from the day he was born.

It has been reported that, all thanks to his great-grandmother, Louis was allowed to hold a HRH title.

The late Queen appeared to overwrite a rule, which was previously set in place by King George V in 1917, that meant that only certain royals would get a title.

At the time, he stated that only children of a sovereign would automatically get a title, as well as grandchildren born through the male line.

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This rule, however, did not include great-grandchildren – much like Prince Louis was at the time of his birth.

At the time of Prince George’s birth in 2013, the late Queen decided that this would be overturned.

She stepped in and said that George would get a title, and decided to change this for all of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s children – including the couple’s daughter, Princess Charlotte.

If the change had not been made, Louis would likely have been Master Louis Cambridge or Master Louis Windsor.

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The rule change led to questions over what title Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie would take, who was born the year after Louis.

It has been widely believed that, like Princess Anne, Harry and Meghan didn’t want titles for their children. Instead, opting to give as normal of a life as possible.

In their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan discussed how she feared for Archie’s security if he were to not be given a royal title.

Meghan told Oprah: “They were saying they didn’t want him to be a Prince or Princess, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security.

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“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I was going, hold on for a second. They said [he’s not going to get security], because he’s not going to be a Prince.

“Okay, well, he needs to be safe so we’re not saying don’t make him a Prince or Princess, but if you’re saying the title is what’s going to affect that protection, we haven’t created this monster machine around us in terms of clickbait and tabloid fodder you’ve allowed that to happen which means our son needs to be safe.”

Earlier this year, both of Meghan and Harry’s children began using their royal titles – despite living in the US.

In a statement, the couple said it was Archie and Lilibet’s “birthright” as the grandchildren of the reigning monarch.

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