After much speculation surrounding whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana, would use the titles eligible to them as grandchildren of the British sovereign, yesterday, the Sussexes revealed that they would, in fact, be using titles for their children when they shared news of their daughter's christening.
Their children are now known as Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex, and after a delay, the official British royal family's website has updated their names in the line of succession. Previously, they were listed as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
The 1917 Letters Patent, issued by King George V, states that those eligible for the "HRH" designation are the children of the sovereign, grandchildren in the male line, and the eldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales. A 2012 Letters Patent, issued by Queen Elizabeth, gave the HRH title to all children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, so all of Prince William's children were "Prince" and "Princess" upon their birth.
So, following King Charles III's accession to the throne, all his grandchildren immediately became HRH—but on the royal family website, Lilibet and Archie remained sans title. Until today, when the website was updated. "The children's titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became monarch," a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a new statement. "This matter has been settled for some time in alignment with Buckingham Palace."
Buckingham Palace has yet to comment officially on the matter.2023-03-09T16:11:10Z dg43tfdfdgfd