Archie and Lilibet now ‘highly unlikely’ to receive royal titles after Frogmore eviction


EXCLUSIVE: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have two children, three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet.

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Archie and Lili are the two children of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Image: Netflix/Misan Harriman)

Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana are now “highly unlikely” to receive royal titles following the King’s decision to evict parents Prince Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two children were not outright entitled to ‘Prince’ or ‘Princess’ titles.

Mr Fitzwilliams said: “It means Harry and Meghan’s children Archie and Lili are highly unlikely to be granted titles.”

He also added that it would mean the couple, and their children’s “visits to Britain are few”.

When the youngsters were born they did not receive the titles of Prince and Princess because they were great-grandchildren of the monarch, however this has changed now that Charles is on the throne and they are the grandchildren of the monarch.

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Harry and Meghan with Archie in 2019 (Image: GETTY)

Under current guidelines, grandchildren of a monarch in the male line (the children of one of the King’s sons) are entitled to take a ‘Prince’ or ‘Princess’ title, which has led to a row over Archie and Lili’s titles, or lack of.

But this is not necessarily automatic and the decision lies with Charles.

A rule, which was established by King George V after he issued a Letters Patent in 1917, read: “…the grandchildren of the sons of any such sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of Dukes of these our realms.”

It is made all the more complex as Harry and Meghan are no longer senior royals or even live in the UK.

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Lili was born in the US in June 2021 (Image: NETFLIX)

Archie and Lilibet are sixth and seventh in line to the throne, according to the official line of succession.

The two children remain listed as ‘Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’ and ‘Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor’ on the Royal Family’s website.

When Archie was born in 2019, Harry and Meghan decided not to use the courtesy title, Earl of Dumbarton, for their newborn son.

Instead, the couple agreed that their first child would be known as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals in 2020 (Image: GETTY)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed Lilibet in 2021, two years after Archie.

The little girl, who will turn two in June, was born in the US.


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