King Charles Could Bar Archie and Lilibet’s Prince/Princess Titles Depending on What’s in Harry’s Memoir

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There’s been a lot of debate about when/if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children, Archie and Lilibet, will get their Prince and Princess titles—and it pretty much comes down to King Charles.

According to royal author Katie Nicholl, via Vanity Fair, Charles hasn’t made any decisions about his grandchildren’s titles just yet, and he’s waiting to see what happens with Prince Harry’s memoir, as well as his upcoming Netflix docuseries with Duchess Meghan. As a source close to the King said, “It depends a lot on what happens in the coming months, particularly with Harry’s book and their TV show.”

That said, sources close to Charles also say he’s committed to mending fences with the Sussexes, and one friend explains “He is hurt and disappointed but he has always said his love for Harry is unconditional.”

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So, how do Harry and Meghan feel about the whole title thing? They haven’t commented on the situation publicly, but a source recently told The Sun that “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. There have been a lot of talks over the past week.”

Apparently, the Duke and Duchess were said to be “insistent that Archie and Lilibet are prince and princess” but “have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH. That is the agreement—they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not working royals.”

Guess we’ll see what happens….

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm, She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade. 

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