The new changes are likely to be received in California with a weary sigh.
The Sussexes are thought to have returned home on the day after the Queen’s funeral feeling more ostracised than ever, their new status in the general hierarchy having been made abundantly clear.
Barely on speaking terms with several of their closest relatives, the lack of communication between Buckingham Palace and their own office could be blamed for various dramas from a mistaken invitation to a state reception to confusion over military uniforms, not to mention differing versions of exactly when Prince Harry learnt of his grandmother’s death.
As grandchildren of the sovereign, they automatically became a prince and princess upon the Queen’s death and are entitled to be styled His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness.
Yet although the new titles of the Prince and Princess of Wales have been updated on the royal website, Archie and Lilibet’s have not, despite other changes being made.
Sources have suggested that the only sign that the Sussex children will not be allowed to use their titles is the fact that it has not been publicly acknowledged on the website.
Asked about the discrepancy in the aftermath of the Queen’s death, a spokesman for the King said: “Updating live on a website…