Archie could choose if he will be prince after turning 18, according to royal author – .

Archie could choose if he will be prince after turning 18, according to royal author – .

Harry and Meghan’s son Archie could be allowed to wait until he is 18 before choosing whether he wants to be a prince, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could follow the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s lead, royal biographer Robert Lacey has said.

It comes after reports that legal documents will be amended to ensure Archie does not become a prince – a title typically bestowed on the monarch’s grandchildren.

Prince Charles is said to be worried that the public is increasingly less inclined to fund the lifestyle of more royals and has clashed with his younger brother Andrew over plans to downsize the monarchy.

The family received a state-funded £ 69.4million sovereign grant in 2020, but that does not include additional costs such as security, which is funded by the police.

The decision could be Archie’s

Now, The Times is reporting that experts and palace insiders claim Prince Charles no longer has the power to stop Archie from becoming a prince, or his sister Lilibet a princess.

The post claims he can only change the rules after he becomes king and his first act in ascending to the throne is unlikely to be to block his grandson from the title.

Mr Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers who analyzes the relationship between Princes William and Harry, said: “It is clear to me that the Queen and her advisers have discussed this matter at the highest level, and that the future status Royal Archie and Lili is not in danger during his lifetime.

“It is possible that Prince Charles will attempt to withdraw royal status from the children of Sussex when he takes the throne, but that does not seem likely.

“His priority will then be to gain popular support to move Camilla’s status from princess consort to queen consort, and it is unlikely that he will court unpopularity by removing the HRH status of Archie and Lili. “

The post also claims Archie’s parents could wait until he is 18 before letting him decide if he wants to be a prince.

It comes after the Mail on Sunday reported how Harry and Meghan learned that “Archie would never be a prince, even when Charles became king”,

The newspaper said the decision had plunged relations between the Sussexes and the Royal Family to a “dangerous new low”.

Sources close to Harry and Meghan – who resigned as royals last year after moving to the United States – previously said they expected Archie to be named prince when Charles will ascend the throne.

They are said to have been shocked to learn that Harry’s father will go so far as to change the letters patent in order to deny Archie the title.


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