Royal Family News: Would King Charles Removing Archie and Lillibet’s Titles of Trust be Petty?
Royal Family news reveals that if King Charles III were to change an established royal convention entitling his grandchildren Archie and Lillibet the titles prince and princess, respectively, he would make himself vulnerable to accusations of racism and pettiness. Read on and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News: Palace Seems Unconcerned Over Titles
Royal Family news reveals that if Charles were to remove his grandchildren’s titles over his tiff with his youngest son Prince Harry, people would undoubtedly think it petty.
On the latest episode of Newsweek’s, The Royal Report podcast, Chief Royal Correspondent Jack Royston and royal commentator Kristen Meinzer chatted about the possibility of Charles removing the titles that, per a convention started by King George V in 1917, the youngsters are now entitled to use after the inquiries at Buckingham Palace on the matter are deferred.
Though it has not yet been announced whether Archie and Lillibet will lose their royal titles, and speculation has grown since the Queen’s death on September 8, Royston told Meinzer, “There’s been no official update on this, and all indications so far are that the palace does not see this as a burning or pressing question that needs to have an immediate answer.”
George V Convention
“The public and the media see this very differently,” Royston continued. “This is the big question that people want an answer to, and what answer comes could have major implications on how the monarchy is perceived, particularly among the younger generation.”
To the consternation of many royal watchers, when Archie was born it was announced via Instagram that he would be known only as “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.” As the son of a duke, it was expected that Archie would take on his father’s lesser title of Earl of Dumbarton, so the confusion is easily understood.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children have since birth not been styled as prince or princess due to the George V Convention, penned during World War I in an effort to, as Newsweek says, “reduce the number of extended royal relations who called themselves princes or princesses of the United Kingdom.”
Archie and Lillibet Mountbatten-Windsor Still in Line of Succession
As of last month, according to Marie Claire, the official line of succession lists “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor” as number six in line to the throne, and “Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor” in the number seven slot.
The Sun reports that King Charles still hasn’t made up his mind on his grandchildren’s titles which is only increasing the tension between him and his youngest son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. Be sure and stay up to speed on all royally related stories. Return here often for more Royal Family news and updates.