While it was previously assumed by the public that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had foregone the Royal title for their son Archie, Meghan made revelations in her explosive sit down with Oprah Winfrey that their son was “denied the title” by the Royal Family. However, in a statement on Saturday, Buckingham Palace denied mentioned that Archie did not receive the Royal title because it was “against the royal protocol”.
Responding to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s allegations, the Palace and senior Royal members alleged that Harry and Meghna’s son was not given Royal title because he did not fall in the direct line of succession to the throne, a Royal source told Us Weekly. ‘It has nothing to do with race’, the source familiar with Palace’s response told the journal. Furthermore, the anonymous source claimed that Archie would get the Royal title when his grandfather, Prince Charles became King. These were the protocols established by King George V, and the Palace sought to adhere to them, the source explained, adding that the racism allegations, made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are groundless.
“They didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess, which would be different from protocol,” Meghan said during the interview.
“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.'”