While there is no concrete proof to substantiate the claims that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are facing a significant marital crisis, rumors and speculations surrounding a potential divorce persist.
All these rumors began when the renowned writer and socialite Lady Colin Campbell, made the shocking statement that Harry would have contacted divorce lawyers because their marriage would be facing problems.
Lady C warned that Harry is not in a favorable position in terms of custody of their children.
Speculations Rise Over Custody of Archie and Lilibet Amid Rumors of Meghan and Harry’s Separation
In the wake of swirling rumors regarding a potential rift and separation between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, royal enthusiasts and commentators have begun to speculate on what would happen to the couple’s children, Archie and Lilibet, in the event of a divorce.
A recent report by Page Six titled “Rumors swirl there’s trouble in paradise for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle” has ignited a flurry of discussions among royal fans. Some have brought up the old royal family “law” which suggests that the custody of the children could potentially be influenced by their lineage and their place in the line to the throne. This law, albeit outdated, has its roots in determining “whose ‘loins’ the children came from.”
During the divorce of Charles and Diana, the jurisdiction of the Crown came into play, establishing the Queen as the guardian of William and Harry.
This precedent has led to questions about whether a similar approach would be adopted in the case of Meghan and Harry’s children.
Royal commentator and author Petronella Wyatt weighed in on the discussion, stating that a breakup seems unlikely given the complex custody laws in America and Prince Harry’s strained relationship with his estranged brother, Prince William. Wyatt emphasized Harry’s severed ties and noted,
“He’s burnt all his bridges … his children who are American citizens will be brought up as Americans … What would happen to the children because there are the American custody laws?”
As speculations continue to grow, the focus remains on the well-being of the young royals, Archie and Lilibet, who are at the center of these discussions. The situation brings to light the intricate interplay of royal traditions and modern legal frameworks that govern the lives of the royal family members.
But, if Prince Harry divorces, who gets custody of the children?
If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex separate, custody arrangements for children Archie and Lilibet would become complicated.
Although the alleged emotional, financial, and divorce struggles are unconfirmed, we will delve into the outcomes of a possible divorce.
Child custody is often a bone of contention during separations. Archie and Lilibet’s royal status adds additional layers of complexity.
But in any divorce, the welfare of the children remains the priority, along with equitably caring for both parents.
It has even been speculated that Harry wants full legal and physical custody of his two children if they divorce.
It has also been said that King Charles III allegedly supports this arrangement, as he wants Archie and Lilibet to be raised in the UK near the royal family.
However, these are just unsubstantiated sensationalist rumors from Harry, Meghan, or other credible sources.
Meghan’s alleged stance on custody
Meanwhile, Meghan reportedly intends to file for full sole custody and remain in California if she divorces.
It has also been said that, in the event of divorce, Markle would demand $80 million to seal the deal and ensure the children remain on U.S. soil
But again, the speculation comes from anonymous and potentially unreliable sources.
Factors to consider about custody
If Harry and Meghan were to separate, some factors judges would weigh in a custody decision include:
- Children’s established homes and schools in California.
- Relationships with extended family on both sides.
- The parent’s ability to financially support the children.
- General family situation and support systems.
- Archie’s and Lilibet’s needs and preferences as they grow up.
Both parents are likely to advocate keeping the children together, either in the UK or the US.
Split custody between countries seems an unrealistic proposition.
No public signs of divorce
Most critically, there are currently no credible signs of marital problems or impending divorce.
Harry and Meghan appear close in their public appearances, despite rumors to the contrary.
They seem focused on parenting and shared philanthropic foundations.
Custody speculation is only hypothetical and not based on any divorce filings. Time will tell if the Sussex couple stands up to the rumors.