Archie’s royal titles, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will only be known when Prince Charles becomes king.
Many rumors are gathering steam about the upcoming retirement of Queen Elizabeth II, which would make Charles King of England and define the future of her grandson, Archie Harrison Mountbatten.
What will be the royal titles of Archie
Although in March both Harry and Meghan finalized their engagements with the British royal family, once Charles assumes the throne the little one will automatically become prince and will be placed sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Archie does not have titles or royal treatments by decision of his parents who chose to move away from the monarchy and maintain a quieter life but his royal title of prince of the British monarchy will wait for him until he decides whether to use it or not once he fulfills 18 years.
As reported by Iain MacMarthanne, an expert on the subject, to the British newspaper Express, even if Archie decides to lead a normal life, he would be subject to a law on the marriage of members of the royalty that explains that the members of the royal family who occupy the sixth place to the throne must ask permission of the king to marry.
“Before the 2013 crown succession law, all descendants of George II, under the terms of the 1772 royal marriage law, unless it is a princess who has married a foreign royal family, they had to obtain the sovereign’s permission to marry in order to retain their rights successively. The 2013 Act sought to update several outdated and discriminatory laws related to the monarchy. This law abolished the male primogeniture, allowing the firstborn, regardless of gender, became the heir apparent. The disqualification from inheriting the throne by marrying a Catholic was removed; and the royal marriage law of 1772 was repealed, resulting in only the first six in line to the throne being required to obtain the permission of the sovereign “. MacMarthanne explained.
Neither Prince Harry nor Meghan Markle seem concerned about the future of Archie’s royal titles to be defined when he grows up.
The children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Archie’s cousins can also play a key role in defining their position on the line to the throne.
If George, Charlotte or Louis had a child, Archie would remain in the seventh place to the throne, far from the obligations imposed by the law of succession.