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Why Harry and Meghan's children won't get Royal titles

Ksenia Novikova
Feb 07, 2019
07:39 P.M.
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When Prince Harry and Duchess Markle have children, they won’t get Royal titles unless certain things fall into place. The simple reason for this is because the Royal statuses are reserved for children or grandchildren of the monarch.

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Harry is sixth in the line of succession, which means it’s quite unlikely that his children could be the monarch. However, AOL reported that they might get the simple titles of lady and lord if they’re lucky.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan haven’t hidden away their desire to start a family. However, their children might not get the privilege to be called prince or princess.

This doesn’t mean all hope is lost for the future offspring because the Queen could issue a Letters Patent declaring otherwise. Prince George was made the exception, as his father, Prince William, is in line to be king

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The Queen had to issue a Letters Patent when Princess Charlotte was born to give her the same title as her brother. If she hadn't, the little girl would have been known as Lady Charlotte Mountbatten-Windsor.

Now with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcoming their third child in April, Prince Harry has been pushed down to sixth in line to the throne. This means it's highly unlikely his offspring could be the monarch.

The couple’s children could get the titles of lord and lady if Prince Harry and Meghan have a child before Prince Charles ascends to the throne. This would happen only because the couple is now considered the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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However, should Prince Charles take over from his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, the couple’s children would stand a chance of being named royalty. The children could eventually become a prince or princess, as their grandfather would be king.

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Despite this, there is an instance where they could turn down the title if they don’t want it. The children of Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were entitled to the prince and princess titles because their father is the son of the Queen.

However, they decided to break from tradition. When their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, was born, she was eighth in line to the throne.

Her parents decided to give her a lady title instead of a princess. The same was done for their son, James, who was named James Alexander Philip Theo.

He is known as Viscount Severn.

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