Prince Harry and Meghan Markle felt entangled with the royal tradition, they wanted to be liberated.
As for their son Archie, he is a monarch (seventh in line with the British throne) and can be expected to fulfill his responsibilities as an adult.
When Prince Charles ascends the throne, he is automatically known as Prince Archie, despite his parents’ decision not to give Archie the royal title.
Except for a huge change in the monarchy rule-book, Archie takes the burden on it against his will.
Constitutional expert Ian McMarton explained that Archie was organically referred to as a prince when his grandfather Prince Charles ascended the throne.
“In Archie’s case, circumstances change upon the Queen’s death.
“At his death, HRH also dies, he can receive the title of Duke of Sussex, but not HRH or Prince,” he said.
“It comes from the patent of George V’s letter of 1917 regulating HRH.”
Contrary to royal law, King Charles could enforce a historic decree to free his grandson from this title.
According to Omid Scoby and Caroline Durand Finding freedom, “Harry and Meghan – who are going to register Archie for dual citizenship – decided to give up a title for their son because they wanted him to be a private citizen as long as he was old enough to decide which way to go.”
The book adds, “The couple is worried about the day Prince Charles will become King and whether Harry’s children will inherit the title of Prince or Princess.
“They shared their problems with Charles, who said he would look into issuing a patent for new letters when he became King, a legal instrument in the form of a written decree issued by a king, changing this style.
‘To hold the title even if there is no senior role in the royal family’, a senior aide who was close to the couple at the time, ‘it was just a burden’, the royal writers wrote.