New Delhi : Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently introduced their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to the world but unlike all his famous cousins, the baby doesn't sport a royal title. On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their newborn to the world and soon after sharing a glimpse of their baby, the happy parents revealed his name.
Meghan and Harry have chosen not to use a title for the newborn Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. "He will not be styled as Earl of Dumbarton but Master Archie M-W," royal historian Marlene Koenig shared with E! News. "But I am not surprised as Harry and Meghan want a 'normal' life for their kids," Koenig added. Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter stated that while many expected the baby to become a prince due to his father's title, he actually wasn't eligible for it, reported Fox News.
Archie has not received a royal title upon birth due to The Letters Patent, passed by King George V in 1917. The outlet further shared that Archie's cousins, Princes George and Louis, as well as Princess Charlotte, were given titles of prince and princess because they are the children of Prince William. William is the son of Charles, the Prince of Wales, also known as the heir to the throne. Therefore, the only way Harry could receive a title for his son is if his paternal great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, steps in. She can issue an order to give the baby boy and his future siblings the title of prince or princess.
However, Arbiter shared that Harry and Meghan wanted their son to have a sense of freedom and that does not come with a royal title. The power couple introduced their newborn to the world inside St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, where they celebrated their wedding reception just a year ago. Meghan gave birth to her and Harry's first child, on May 6, in the early hours of the day.