Meghan Markle and Harry believe Prince Charles has no intention of making grandson Archie a prince when he takes the throne, it has been claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s camp reportedly understand the Prince of Wales intends to bar his youngest son’s first born from taking the title as part of plans to slim down the monarchy.
The next in line to the throne, 72, is said to be keen to reduce the burden on the taxpayer by cutting down on the number of working royals in the future.
The Times reports Charles also hopes such a move would help to justify the continued existence of the under fire monarchy.
Meghan told Oprah Winfrey she was upset at the “idea of the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be”.
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who is seventh in line to the throne, is not yet entitled to be an HRH or a prince due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by King George V.
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Prince William’s eldest George was initially the only great-grandchild of the Queen who could be a prince during her reign.
But the Queen altered legislature to allow the Cambridges’ other kids the same titles.
Archie would, however, automatically become a prince once Charles…