PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019.

But now that the couple have stepped down from their royal roles, what is Archie's title?

What is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son's official title now?

When Archie was born Meghan and Harry chose not to use a courtesy title for their new boy.

Instead, he will simply be known as 'Master Archie' after Meghan and Harry decided not to give him one of the Duke of Sussex's lesser titles, the Earl of Dumbarton.

This is a signal the couple want their child to be a “private citizen”.

Archie will be eligible to be styled as Prince if his parents so wish when Prince Charles becomes king.

Until then, he will not have HRH or any titles.

Interestingly, Meghan and Harry's baby boy will not be called His Royal Highness – thanks to his great-great-grandparent.

King George V introduced a rule in 1917 which means their baby will need special permission from the Queen to become a HRH.

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Only the eldest son of the Queen's first born, Prince Charles, is entitled to be a HRH, no younger sons or daughters.

But in December 2012, before Prince William and Kate Middleton had their first born Prince George, the Queen used the Letters Patent so she could give all of their children a HRH title.

The Letters Patent is a method that allows the sovereign to give orders without involving Parliament.

The child is seventh in line to the throne, behind his father.

He will remain ahead of any other children Harry and Meghan have in the future, again regardless of gender.

Their son is the Queen's eighth great-grandchild.


When was Archie born?

Meghan gave birth to a healthy boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, at 5.26am on May 6 2019.

Meghan and Harry beamed as they introduced their "amazing" baby boy to the world.

The new parents appeared tired but ecstatic as they cradled the newborn, with giddy bearded dad Harry joking his son "already has facial hair".

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's low key announcement at Windsor Castle was in stark contrast to Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby reveals that saw hundreds of photographers snap pictures of their three children hours after they were born.

And they kept Archie swaddled in a white blanket and hat as they described their little boy.

New mum Meghan, 37, stunned in a white dress that bared her arms as she stood by grinning new dad Prince Harry, 34, who cradled their little boy.

She gushed over life after welcoming her little boy, saying: "It's magic.

"It's pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I'm really happy."

And she said the baby boy, who is just two days old, already had the "sweetest temperament" – adding "he's the dream".

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released their baby son's birth certificate, showing that Meghan has been listed as a "princess".

Archie's birth was registered on Friday, May 17 2019, revealing the couple had their baby at London's Portland Hospital, a private hospital favoured by celebrities wanting a money-no-object birthing experience.

The birth certificate also showed Meghan may have been born a commoner but is now a "Princess of the United Kingdom" as far as her occupation was concerned.

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