Change is the result of agreements created over a century ago. Under rules established by George V in 1917, the king’s descendants automatically receive royal titles.
Meghan added, “This was passed on to me from Harry. Those were conversations the family had with him,” but she declined to reveal who was involved in those conversations. “It would be very detrimental to them,” she said.
The Duchess said the comments were made at the same time the couple were told Archie would not have a safety or official title. She said there were also “talks” during her pregnancy about changing the agreement once Charles became king, meaning Archie would lose his title.
Winfrey insisted that her concern about her son’s right to the title of prince was linked to her desire for police protection. Lillipet was born after the interview.
Meghan rejected this suggestion in her interview with Winfrey, saying, “Our decision is not the right one.”
There was no indication that the King intended to make any changes to the agreement.
Harry and Meghan announced in 2020 that they would step back from their royal duties and “work towards achieving financial independence”. It was agreed that they would remain part of the family, but the couple renounced the title of HRH. It is unlikely that Harry, the son of Charles, will be offered a royal position unless he and Meghan resume their duties.
While several members of the royal family, including Harry, traveled to Balmoral Castle on Thursday after Buckingham Palace declared “concern” about the Queen’s condition, Meghan did not accompany her husband.
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