Since he was born, royal followers have wondered why Archie is not a prince and doesn’t have a royal title. That question was somewhat answered on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, March 7.
During her tell-all with Oprah, which was titled Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, Meghan revealed that, while she was pregnant with Archie, the royal family told her that her child wouldn’t be a princes and thus, wouldn’t be given security like other members of the British royal family.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess, which would be different from protocol,” Meghan said, explaining the conversation happened before she knew her baby’s sex. “It was really hard…This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I’m going, ‘Hold on a second. How does that work?…If he’s not gonna be a prince, he needs to be safe.’”
Meghan went on to reveal that she and Harry were given “no explanation” as to why Archie, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, wouldn’t receive a royal title. “I heard a lot of it through Harry and other parts through conversations with family members. It was a decision they felt was appropriate,” Meghan said, denying that it was her and Harry’s decision not to make Archie a prince.
The Duchess of Sussex also explained that she wanted her son to have a royal title “if it meant he was…