After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son was born on May 6 2019, it was announced his title would be Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
At the time it was reported Archie wouldn’t be a prince because Harry and Meghan wanted their son to have aa “normal” a life as possible.
It was reported that by birthright Archie could have taken the title Earl of Dumbarton, but that the couple deliberately turned down the name.
But now, in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan suggested the institution of the monarchy didn’t want her and Harry’s child to have a title.
Meghan said she would have wanted her son to have a title, because that would have afforded him a security team.
The Duchess of Sussex claimed: “They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security.
“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I was going, hold on for a second.”
She explained further: “They said [he’s not going to get security], because he’s not going to be a Prince. Okay, well, he needs to be safe so we’re not saying don’t make him a Prince or Princess, but if you’re saying the title is what’s going to affect that protection, we haven’t created this monster machine around us in terms of clickbait and tabloid fodder…