Per reports, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Archie and Lilibet, will not get HRH titles from King Charles III, but they will still be prince and princess. When given the HRH title, it means a royal family member will be addressed directly, both in writing and verbally, as His or Her Royal Highness. When Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, moved to the US two and a half years ago, they agreed not to use their titles of His and Her Royal Highness.
Harry and Meghan are reportedly “furious” that the children will not be given this title. Archie and Lilibet are slated to be anointed soon by the King. He has already agreed to issue letters to confer the prince and princess titles on his two grandchildren. But, the HRH title brings a level of security, that the couple was denied when they moved to the US.
Talking to The Sun, a source reportedly said that during the talks over past week, Harry and Meghan “have been relentless since the Queen died” and have insisted that “Archie and Lilibet are prince and princess.” The source added, “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. But they have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH.” The source further allegedly said, “That is the agreement — they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not working royals.”
By regulations established by King George V in 1917, Archie and Lilibet would be entitled to the titles. The ruling royal’s children and grandchildren are typically given titles. Therefore, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children, who are the grandchildren of King Charles III, directly qualify for the royal titles after the Queen passed away on September 8 at the age of 96 at her Balmoral residence per guidelines established by King George V.