Archie and Lilibet, the children of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, will they be made prince and princess? Charles III must now decide. But his silence persists and “exacerbates tensions” within the royal family…
Only two weeks after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles III faces an important decision. As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry returned to the United States, the new monarch has not yet decided on the fate of his grandchildren. Archie (3 years old) and Lilibet (15 months), will they be named prince and princess? That’s up to the king to decide. But for the time being, the children continue to be named “Master” and “Miss”, indicates the official site of the royal family.
“The king has not yet made his choice“
This is a subject that has caused a lot of ink to flow across the Channel. And for good reason. The English are eager to know if Charles III intends to give a title to Archie, placed in sixth position in the order of succession to the throne and Lilibet just after him. According to Roya Nikkah, journalist for the Times and specialist in royalty, “the king has not yet made his choice“he explains, pointing out that this indecision”heightens tensions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex“. According to the expert, the question would however have been discussed during the last visit of Prince Harry. “Father and son discussed it after the Queen’s death, but it was unresolveda“, assures the journalist.
A matter of “trust”
But then what is Charles III waiting for? Royalty specialist Katie Nicholl has an idea. “Archie and Lili would likely receive titles if his son and daughter-in-law were able to rebuild trust with Charles” she recently told True Royalty TV. Because since they retired from royal life in January 2020, the couple never stopped shaking up the monarchy. First in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, then by signing juicy contracts with Netflix, Spotify and Penguin Random House. Despite the latest events and the many tensions with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the king would nevertheless be ready to offer a title to his grandchildren… but on one condition: “He is willing to give those titles, but it comes with a condition, and that non-negotiable condition is trust.”, assures Kate Nicholl.
King Charles has not decided whether to let his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet keep their new prince and princess titles, escalating tensions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Father and son discussed it after the Queens death, but it was unresolved https://t.co/J0jQKZLeYX
— Roya Nikkhah (@RoyaNikkhah) September 25, 2022
This book which is likely to annoy Charles III…
The release of the book Brokers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown written by Valentine Low, a Times reporter, could put some oil on the fire. The author reveals a slew of astonishing testimonies on the behavior of the Sussexes as well as the personality of the ex-actress of The Suits.
Prince Harry is looking nervous. Hes got to tell the Queen that he and Meghan are about to detonate a bomb under what has, until then, been a very successful autumn tour. And he’s not looking forward to the prospect https://t.co/DBezFob1r2
— The Times and The Sunday Times (@thetimes) September 23, 2022
Allegations that should only promote good relations between the king and the expatriate couple in the United States. From there to tip the balance in his decision to give a title to his grandchildren?