The Duchess of Sussex suggested it was her son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s “birthright” to be a prince and the decision not to give him a title went against convention. She expressed her shock at being told he would not get security and the idea of him “not being safe”, and said she wanted him to have the title so he could have police protection. But the former protection officer for Princess Diana, Ken Wharfe, has said her comments were “not correct”.
Speaking to 60 minutes Australia, Mr Wharfe said: “Not one single member of the Royal Family at that sort of age gets individual protection.
“What happens is they become part of their parents’ protection in the same way that William and Harry did with Diana and Charles.
“Archie would have been protected as a member of the Royal Family.
“With regards to the title, already the Queen had bestowed upon him this title the Earl fo Dumbarton.
“The whole point is that was quite ill-conceived on Meghan’s part because what she was saying wasn’t correct.”
Meghan also suggested that the decision was taken because of Archie’s race.
The Duchess shared her 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”.
“It’s not their right to take it away,” she added.
And being a prince or princess does not automatically mean royals have police protection.
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