Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, said in a bombshell interview on Sunday night that her son, who’ll turn 2 in May, was denied the title of prince by the royal family. But a written order from 1917 means he could still be Prince Archie one day.
The former Meghan Markle shared in the interview with Oprah Winfrey that she and husband Prince Harry were told the royal family didn’t want Archie to have the title of prince, despite Queen Elizabeth II previously revising a royal protocol to ensure all three children of Harry’s brother, Prince William, would receive prince and princess titles.
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However, Archie could still become a prince when Harry’s father, Prince Charles, ascends to the throne to succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth, upon her death. Archie would receive the title as the grandchild of a king under the order issued in 1917 by the queen’s grandfather, George V, which Meghan referenced in the interview.
“You know, the other piece of that conversation is there’s a convention I’ve thought of as George V or George VI convention that when you’re the grandchild of the monarch, so when Harry’s dad becomes King, automatically, Archie, and our next baby would become…