Title Archie doesn’t use after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘turned it down: REPORTS

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While Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis can hope to one day hold senior titles such as Prince of Wales, Princess Royal, and possibly The Duke of Cambridge or The Duke of York, many of the late Queen’s other great-grandchildren will not.

In recent years, there has been speculation about whether King Charles’ other two grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, will be awarded princely titles, or whether the king will break convention and reverse a historic decision issued by his great-great-grandfather in 1917. Some experts have even speculated that the delay in making an official announcement on the subject is due to the upcoming release of Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare,’ which has previously vowed to offer “raw, unflinching honesty”.

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby Archie was born on May 6, 2019, at the Portland Hospital in London, we couldn’t have predicted the events that followed.

Shortly after his birth, it was announced that he would be recognized as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, rather than Prince Archie of Sussex.

The rationale for this at the time was the Letters Patent issued by King George V in 1917, which stated that all of the sovereign’s children, male-line grandchildren, and the Prince of Wales’s eldest son may all possess a princely title.

While circumstances have since altered, it was revealed at the time that Archie was entitled to his father’s subsidiary title but was denied by his parents due to concerns “about how that might look.”

The late Queen made Prince Harry and Meghan the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton, and the Baron and Baroness Kilkeel at the time of their wedding.

Archie was allowed to be styled as the Earl of Dumbarton in accordance with royal custom, as it is a subsidiary style of his father’s formal title. However, according to The Telegraph, the new parents did not want their son to be recognized by a title that included the adjective ‘dumb.’

The report says: “They didn’t like the idea of Archie being called the Earl of Dumbarton because it began with the word ‘dumb’ [and] they were worried about how that might look.”

While circumstances have since altered, it was revealed at the time that Archie was entitled to his father’s subsidiary title but was denied by his parents due to concerns “about how that might look.”

The late Queen made Prince Harry and Meghan the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton, and the Baron and Baroness Kilkeel at the time of their wedding.

Archie was allowed to be styled as the Earl of Dumbarton in accordance with royal custom, as it is a subsidiary style of his father’s formal title. However, according to The Telegraph, the new parents did not want their son to be recognized by a title that included the word ‘dumb.’ A second insider noted that it wasn’t only Meghan’s issue, but it “bothered Harry as well.”

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