Following the death of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, September 8, a lot changed immediately for the royal family.
The Sussex couple is deadset on obtaining royal titles for their two children Archie and Lilibet, in part because of the extra royal security this would make them entitled to.
“Harry and Meghan were worried about the security issue and being prince and princess brings them the right to have certain levels of royal security,” a source told The Sun.
“Many of their titles switched, most notably with the succession of King Charles III. Prince William and Kate Middleton became the Prince and Princess of Wales, leaving behind being the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges. While Prince Harry and Meghan remain the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, their children Archie and Lilibet have been elevated.”
“While the Sussex children were automatically entitled to “prince” and “princess” titles after the death of their great-grandmother, they are still listed as “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor” and “Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor” in the official royal line of succession.”
“The expectation is that they will be granted those “prince” and “princess” titles unless King Charles III objects; however, they are not to receive the HRH designation, which Harry and Meghan are apparently not pleased about.”
“That is the agreement—they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not working royals.”
Page Six reports that Charles won’t make any decision on the kids’ new titles or anyone else’s until the official mourning period for the Queen ends on September 26.