It seems royal experts are calling out King Charles III for doing this for his grandchildren, and even painted it as a “terrible mistake.”
Revenge: Megan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors author and royal expert Tom Bower recently claimed to Express that Charles made a “terrible mistake” when giving Archie and Lilibet official titles.
Whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should’ve kept their royal titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after leaving the monarchy in 2020 has been a huge point of contention. But now, many are targeting their four-year-old and two-year-old children.
“Harry and Meghan have undermined the monarchy, and Charles has made a terrible mistake,” Bower claimed. “He should have cut them off straight away. He should never have allowed their children to be made a prince and princess.”
While Charles never made a public statement about changing Archie and Lilibet’s titles from “Master” and “Miss” to “Prince” and “Princess,” respectively, it did happen when he ascended the throne, and the official royal website was updated to show the change. (But unlike their cousins, their titles are for formal purposes only, per People.)
For those that don’t know, Archie and Lilibet are now sixth and seventh in line to the British throne, despite not officially being in the monarchy.
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The official line of succession goes, after Charles, is Prince William, the Prince of Wales, his eldest Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Prince Harry, and then Archie and Lilibet.
As many loyal royal fans know, Harry and Meghan started dating in 2016, and were later married in 2018. They share two children together named Archie, born in May 2019, and Lilibet Diana, born in June 2021.
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