The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed for the first time that they will use royal titles for their children and it hasn’t gone down well with some commentators.
Megyn Kelly blasts Harry and Meghan for royal title usage
Harry has since clarified Meghan’s remarks, telling journalist Tom Bradby in January that he and his wife do not believe the family is “essentially racist”.
During that interview, Meghan also revealed that rumours and media scrutiny drove her to have suicidal thoughts.
The Duchess claimed the Palace did not respond when she asked for help.
Opinion: Harry and Meghan seek to profit off royal titles while bashing family, says Megyn Kelly
Speaking to Sky News Australia, Megyn suggested the Sussexes cannot have their cake and eat it.
“They have done absolutely nothing to help the Royal Family while making it their professional business to bash them,” the US TV host controversially claimed.
She continued: “This is the act of a couple that understands their only currency is those titles.
“That’s all they have to pay the bills and make themselves interesting.”
Megyn’s comments after Harry and Meghan announced last Wednesday that their daughter had been christened in a private ceremony in California, publicly calling her a princess and revealing for the first time that they will use royal titles for their children.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children have been named as Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet Diana on the Royal Family’s official website.
Previously they were listed as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
King Charles is understood to have agreed the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’s children should use their royal titles before the release of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare, on January 10.
Christening: Meghan and Prince Harry’s daughter was christened on March 3
Archie and Lilibet became eligible for the princely titles on September 8, upon Charles’s accession to the throne, in accordance with the 1917 Letters Patent.
However, it was not known whether the King would issue new Letters Patent to deprive the children of their birthright or whether Meghan and Harry would choose against their son and daughter being styled with royal titles.
The parents reportedly wanted to give their children the option of using their titles if they wish to in the future, and are unlikely to use them for the time being unless on official and formal occasions.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared to confirm this report on March 9, confirming in a statement that the matter has been “settled for some time” and hinted that they had reached an agreement with Charles.
Titles: The parents reportedly wanted to give their children the option of using their titles
The statement read: “The children’s titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became Monarch. This matter has been settled for some time in alignment with Buckingham Palace.”
It marks the first time the couple have referred to either of their children as either prince or princess, settling the long debate on the matter.
Harry and Meghan are understood to have only just decided that their children’s prince and princess titles would be adopted in formal situations. They have said they will not be used in everyday conversation.
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Source: EXPRESS CO UK