Meghan Markle and Prince Harry knew that there was “no chance” their son Archie would receive a title until Prince Charles becomes King, a royal biographer has claimed.
When Archie was born in May 2019, there was speculation over whether he would take on a royal title.
And, in their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast in March, the Sussexes claimed that Archie was not offered a title by the royal institution.
At the time, Meghan claimed: “They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, which would be different from protocol, and that he wasn’t going to receive security.”
But now, royal biographer Andrew Morton has claimed that Meghan and Harry knew there wasn’t a chance of Archie receiving a title until the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, passes on.
"There was, as they were both well aware of, no chance of getting a title until Prince Charles takes over,” Andrew suggested, speaking on the Royally Us podcast.
"They are only given the title of Prince or Princess if you're the son or grandson of the reigning sovereign.
"Archie was the great-grandson of the reigning sovereign.
"He could have taken the title the Earl of Dumbarton, which is an honorary title, but they decided against that."
Earlier this year, a source claimed to The Telegraph that the couple chose against Archie being called the Earl of Dumbarton as it contained the word “dumb”.
"They were worried about how it would look," they said.
Since giving birth to their second child Lilibet, who was born in June this year, attention has turned to whether the Queen’s great grandchild will be given a royal christening ceremony.
While her brother Archie was christened in Windsor in front of the Queen, there has been no confirmation from Harry and Meghan on whether similar plans are in place for Lilibet.
Recently, Andrew claimed that a royal christening would be "a chance to draw the line under the recent issues" faced by the Royal Family.
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