Prince Louis could have not been given his HRH title when he was born without his great-grandmother’s help


Louis became prince at his birth thanks to his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The rule dates back to 1917 when King George V issued new guidelines on which royals could have titles and who were too far down the line of succession to qualify.

He decreed that all of the sovereign’s children, as well as any grandchildren born through the male line, would automatically become Princes or Princesses. However, great-grandchildren were left off the list.

The loophole caused some confusion when George was born, because despite being our future king, he was not automatically entitled to the title.

But the Queen intervened and confirmed George would become prince. With her authority as monarch, Her Majesty decided to extend the change to all of Kate and William’s children.

Prince Louis and Queen Elizabeth II

Louis became prince when he was born thanks his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II (Image: GETTY)

Queen Elizabeth II

The late Queen overwrote a royal rule to allow Louis to become prince when he was born (Image: GETTY)

Without her intervention, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7 and Prince Louis, 4, would have had to wait until King Charles’ rise to the throne to finally get their titles.

Now questions remain about Charles’ other two grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, whose titles have yet been updated on the Royal Family’s website.

Since King Charles ascended to the throne in early September, Meghan and Harry’s children have not received their permant HRH stylings.

The delay has reportedly infuriated Meghan and Harry, a royal insider told the Sun. The Sussexes’ decision to step back from their royal duties means Archie and Lilibet will not be able to use the same title as the Prince and Princess of Wales’ children, the source said.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II changed the rules so that the Waleses children could access their royal titles (Image: GETTY)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan’s children have not yet received their royal titles, according to the Firm website (Image: NETFLIX)

She writes: “Now that Charles is king, Harry and Meghan’s children automatically become Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex; however, the royal family’s website still has them listed as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.

“Would Charles go as far as barring Archie and Lilibet from becoming a prince and a princess now that the Sussexes are no longer working royals?

“According to a source close to the king, it depends a lot on what happens in the coming months, particularly with Harry’s book and their TV show.”Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle explained why they left the Royal Family in their Netflix docu-series (Image: NETFLIX)

The Duke of Sussex claimed his father’s office leaked private correspondence between him and King Charles to the media over his plans to move to Canada.

He said: “The key piece of that story that made me aware that the contents of the letter between me and my father had been leaked was that we were willing to relinquish our Sussex titles. That was the giveaway.”

It remains unclear how damaging Prince Harry’s tell-all book will be.

According to publisher Penguin Random House, it will be an “intimate and heartfelt memoir” in which “Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait” of his “lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the front lines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father.”

Prince Harry’s book will hit book shelves on January 10.


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