ROYAL titles are common in the Royal Family, but there are some members who don’t have any titles at all. So which members of the Royal Family don’t have HRH titles?
Only Queen Elizabeth II has the authority to bestow royal titles. When members of the Royal Family are born or marry, the Queen often awards a new royal title. But there are also strict rules on titles in the Royal Family, and not everyone is technically entitled to be in possession of one.
In the Royal Family, the children of the monarch are entitled to be known as Prince or Princess.
Children of the monarch’s sons are entitled to royal titles, but children of the monarch’s daughters do not automatically receive titles.
This is why Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, as the children of Prince Andrew, are in receipt of royal titles.
Prince Charles’ sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, were also given the titles of Prince.
Royal title snub: Which members of the Royal Family don’t have HRH titles? (Image: GETTY)
Royal titles: Prince Andrew’s daughters Beatrice and Eugenie were born princesses (Image: GETTY)
Princess Anne’s children, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, were born without royal titles.
The Queen is said to have offered Anne titles for her children, but Anne turned them down.
However according to former Buckingham Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter, Anne’s decision was a “masterstroke” for Zara.
He told The Sun: “It was a masterstroke of the Princess Royal when she decided not to give her children titles.
Royal titles: Meghan and Harry became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018 (Image: GETTY)
Royal titles: Princess Anne is said to have refused royal titles for her children (Image: GETTY)
“Growing up as a commoner allowed Zara to thrive as her own woman, and there has never been pressure on her to conform.
“She has benefited from it in all sorts of ways.”
In 2015 Zara revealed to The Times she was grateful for her lack of royal title, and felt “very lucky” for her parents’ decision.
She said: “I’m very lucky that both my parents decided to not use the title and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do.”
Other members of the Royal Family have titles and the honours of His and Her Royal Highness (HRH), but choose not to use them.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after marrying in 2018.
Their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, is without a royal title.
However as Meghan and Harry are no longer senior royals, they will not be using their HRH titles in the future.
Royal titles: Zara Tindall was born without a royal title (Image: GETTY)
They are not the only members of the Royal Family who hold HRH titles but choose not to use them.
The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have two children.
And as the children of the Queen’s son, both children would have been entitled to Prince and Princess titles.
However Sophie and Edward made the decision to raise their children without their HRH titles.
Instead, their children are titled as the children of an earl, rather than a Prince.
As a result, Edward and Sophie’s children are officially titled as Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
Sophie recently explained to the Sunday Times why she and Edward do not use their children’s HRH titles.
She said: “We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK