Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, told Oprah Winfrey that the palace decided to deny her son his birthright to be a prince because he is mixed race.
But a report in The Guardian, citing a 104-year-old royal protocol, said great-grandchildren of British monarchs are not entitled to be prince or princesses. The only exception are the children of Prince William, because he is in the direct line to become king.
During her two-hour CBS interview, Meghan expressed dismay to learn when she was pregnant that Archie would not get police protection because he did not have a title.
When Archie was born in 2019, he was given the less regal name Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. According to reports at the time, it was presumed that Meghan and Harry didn’t care about him being a prince because they wanted him to have a more normal childhood without the burden of being a prince. (The surname reflects Prince Philip’s family name and the Windsor name adopted by George V during World War I.)
The British public assumed Harry and Meghan were following a…