Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could have given son Archie a prestigious title but chose not to, it’s claimed.
Experts say the couple had the chance to take advantage of a longstanding royal tradition to allow their son to become the Earl of Dumbarton.
However, that would mean he would not be a Prince or an HRH, reports The Mirror.
Unlike William’s children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — Archie doesn’t have any royal title.
Instead he goes by his full name Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
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It was previously thought his parents were involved in talks about what he would be called with claims they didn’t want him to have a title, to allow him to lead a more “normal” life.
However, in their shock interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan revealed they did want him to have a title, partly for security reasons.
She went on to suggest Archie wasn’t made a prince after “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” his skin would be when he was born.
The Duchess of Sussex said there had been conversations with Prince Harry and a “family” member about their unborn son and what colour his skin would be — and “what that would mean or look like”.
Speaking to Oprah, Meghan said the concerns had been raised at the same time that the future parents were told Archie would not receive security as he was not a prince.
She said: “All the grandeur…