Here's why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children will not have a royal title

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kid will not be given a royal title unlike the one that was given to Prince William and Kate's kids.


                            Here's why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children will not have a royal title

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finally tied the knot on May 19. Even though it has been more than a week since the pair said their 'I do's', people cannot wait for the newlyweds to become parents.

However, unlike Prince William and Kate Middleton's kids, the kids of Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be getting a royal title. 

Prince Charles will have to take the thrown before their kids are born  (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Charles will have to take the thrown before their kids are born  (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

According to Popsugar, the rules laid down by the British royal states that the title of "prince," "princess," and "his/her royal highness" are reserved for children or grandchildren of the monarch.

One reason that makes Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis an exception is the fact that their father is next in line to the throne after Prince Charles. While one would think that there is a long wait for Prince William to become the king, things do have their own way of changing course. 

There is a possibility for Prince Charles to say that he does not want to take the responsibility of running the Commonwealth and if it does happen, the throne will be taken by Prince William.

Meanwhile, for Prince Harry and Meghan's kids, it would be possible to receive the royal titles if they are born after Prince Charles takes the throne. 

Harry and Meghan's kids will be known as Lord and lady (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan's kids will be known as Lord and lady (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prior to Princess Charlotte's birth, the royal family decided to change their longstanding rule. Under the Act of Settlement of 1701, all brothers would be allowed to jump ahead of their sisters in the line of succession, according to PopSugar. However, Queen Elizabeth wanted to break the rules. 

In March 2015, just two months before Princess Charlotte was born, the queen issued a new Letters Patent which allowed her to have the same title as Prince George.

If the order was not placed, instead of the title of a Princess, Charlotte would have been known as Lady Charlotte Mountbatten-Windsor. The rule applies to all royals born after Oct. 28, 2011, and means that Charlotte's place as fourth in line. 

As of now, if Prince Harry and Meghan were to have kids, they would be given the title of lord or lady. It will change once Prince Charles takes the thrown.

However, it does not seem like the newlyweds are thinking about expanding their family so the royals have a lot of time to think about this.