Prince Archie's official Royal title that Harry and Meghan 'chose not to use'

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Archie
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor -Credit:POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Despite being born to parents who stepped back as senior members of the Royal Family, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet were assigned Royal titles. Notably, despite having the option to do so, the Sussexes chose not to give Archie an additional Royal title.

The young prince, born on May 6, is said to have rights to the title Earl of Dumbarton. However, his parents opted against the use of this title.

Interestingly, it was only after King Charles ascended the throne that Archie and Lilibet received their Royal titles. Previously, they didn't possess such designations.

In March 2023, when Lilibet was christened, a representative for the Sussexes confirmed the couple's decision to officially assign their children the prince and princess titles. According to the released statement: "I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor," reports the Mirror.

The official website of the Royal Family was updated shortly after to confirm the latest developments. Speaking to Town and Country magazine, Royal historian Carolyn Harris stated: "Archie will be able to use the title of HRH Prince when Charles becomes King, but it is possible that he will not use this title."

Meanwhile, Meghan along with their children, Archie and Lilibet, will join Harry at the UK for his Invictus Games event. However, during his short stay back in the UK, there are no plans for a meeting between him and his father, who is battling cancer.

His representative did mention the Duke's hope to see King Charles soon despite the tense relations between them. There are speculations that Harry's children could possibly play a significant part in reconciling the frosty relationships between the Sussexes and the Royal Family.