What is an HRH title – and why aren’t Harry and Meghan’s kids getting them?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children will not be called “His Royal Highness” or “Her Royal Highness”, according to reports.

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King Charles III has agreed to confer the titles of “Prince” and “Princess” to Archie, 3, and Lillibet, 1, but has refused to allow them to be known as HRH.

outcast couple apparently angry at the snub, according to the sun,

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were similarly dropped from “HRH” after moving to the US in 2020.

Here’s what you need to know about the title, and why it matters.

What is meant by ‘HRH’ and how are ‘HRH’ officers treated differently?

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HRH stands for “His Royal Highness” or “Her Royal Highness”.

King George V declared in 1917 that the sons and daughters of the ruling monarch, as well as grandchildren of sovereign male lineage, were entitled to be called HRH.

Archie and Lillibet are not expected to get the HRH title.
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Queen Elizabeth II changed the rule in 2012, declaring that all children of the Prince of Wales’ eldest son – Prince William – would be entitled to the HRH title. The change did not mention Charles’ younger children, leaving Prince Harry in a gray area. The Queen made her announcement before William and Kate Middleton’s first child was born, meaning her daughter would also be given the title.

An “HRH” title gives access to salary as a working royal, and entitles one to official protection and security.

It also means that people should bow down or curse when HRH comes.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have previously claimed the royal family was racist during a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have previously claimed the royal family was racist during a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, England.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear at Westminster Hall for the procession of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022.
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Who currently holds the title of ‘HRH’ in the United Kingdom?

The title is currently held by King Charles III; Queen Consort Camilla; Princess Anne; Prince Edward; Sophie, Countess of Wessex; Prince William; Princess Kate; their three children, Princess George and Louis and Princess Charlotte; and Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Andrew was stripped of his HRH title for his close ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein after Prince was accused of sex trafficking and sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre.

Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York, were both stripped of the title when they divorced their respective husbands, Charles and Andrew.

King Charles III, Princess Anne (center) and Queen Consort Camilla all have HRH titles.
(From left) King Charles III, Princess Anne and Queen Consort Camilla all have HRH titles.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released the first photo of their daughter Lillibet on their celebration card.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly upset that their children would not receive HRH titles.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently live in California.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently live in California.
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Who’s in line to get the title?

Harry and Meghan believe their children have the right to the title, but it is becoming increasingly clear that they will not receive it.

In 2021, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she learned while pregnant with her son that she would not receive the title of HRH, adding that she “had the idea of ​​the first member of color in this family not to be titled in the same way.” was surprised by the way other grandchildren [were].â€

“Around this time” we have conversations, “she won’t be given protection, she won’t be given a title,” and also concerns and conversations about how dark her skin might be at birth, she said at the time. was.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla speak at the Northern Ireland Assembly at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast on September 13, 2022.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla speak at the Northern Ireland Assembly at Hillsborough Castle, Belfast on September 13, 2022.
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Prince William, Catherine and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Buckingham Palace in London after carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022.
Prince William, Catherine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Buckingham Palace in London after carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022.
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Archie and Lillibet, currently referred to as “Master” and “Miss”, are expected to take the titles “Prince” and “Princess”. without HRH,

King Charles III has said he will not reveal new titles for Archie and Lillibet during Queen Elizabeth II’s period of mourning.

If William and Kate have another child, that child will automatically be given an HRH title.

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