Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not want to use the title Earl of Dumbarton for their son Archie because it contained the word “stupid”, we learned.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly disliked the title as they feared the young royal would be mocked, the Telegraph reports.
Harry and Meghan were given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Earl and Countess of Dumbarton and Baron and Baroness Kilkeel by the Queen on their wedding day.
However, they rarely used the other two titles, with the couple going through the Duke and Duchess of Sussex instead.
In the meantime, sources reportedly told The Telegraph that the couple were unwilling to use the Earl of Dumbarton – a Scottish nobility title – for Archie because it started with the word ‘stupid’ and they were ‘worried what that might be. look like “.
Another insider reportedly told the newspaper: ‘It wasn’t just Meghan who pointed out the potential pitfalls, it bothered Harry as well. ”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not want to use the title Earl of Dumbarton for their son Archie because it contained the word ‘stupid’, it was reported
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly disliked the title as they feared the young royal would be mocked, reports the Telegraph
The title-awarding Queen met Prime Minister Boris Johnson face-to-face for the first time in more than 15 months yesterday
The story behind the title ‘The Earl of Dumbarton’
The Earl of Dumbarton is a historic Scottish title that has been missing for over 250 years.
It was first created during the reign of Charles II in the 1670s and given to professional soldier George Douglas
It was first created during the reign of Charles II in the 1670s and given to professional soldier George Douglas, who was also appointed Lord of Ettrick at the same time.
Although he was born in Scotland, most likely at Douglas Castle, Lanarkshire, to the Marquess of Douglas, George, a Catholic, spent much of his time in the service of French King Louis XIV.
When James II ascended the English and Scottish throne, he was a trusted servant – following him even in exile in France after the Glorious Revolution.
After the death of their only son, the second celibate earl, both titles of Douglas ceased in January 1749.
The title’s second creation took place in 2018, when Prince Harry was appointed Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel on his wedding day to Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry, 36, would not have wanted to give titles to his children anyway. Instead, it is thought that he wants to follow in the traces of her aunt, Princess Anne, who did not give titles to her son Peter and daughter Zara.
Meanwhile, the Telegraph also reported how sources close to the Sussexes claim the couple “never raised a problem” about Archie, two, not being made prince.
It comes after reports in the Mail on Sunday suggested Prince Charles told Meghan and Harry that Archie would not be made a prince when he becomes king as he plans to reduce the number of family members royal “front line”.
The question was raised during their breathtaking interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, when Meghan claimed Archie had been blocked from a royal title – and could no longer get taxpayer-funded security.
Meghan told the host of the US talk show: “They didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and (said) that he was not going to receive security.
She added, “During the months that I was pregnant, we have the tandem conversation about, you won’t have security, you won’t receive a headline and also concerns and conversations about her skin color at. His birth. ”
However, the sources reportedly told The Telegraph that the couple had “never raised any issues” about the titles, or lack thereof, until the interview.
It comes as The Mail on Sunday earlier this week claimed Prince Charles had made it clear that Harry and Meghan’s son would not have his place among the frontline Royals as he planned for a lean monarchy after he ‘he becomes king.
The Prince of Wales was said to have originally intended to include Harry and Meghan in his lean monarchy, but the plan reportedly changed when the couple moved to America.
A grandson of the sovereign has long had the right to be a prince, but Charles is determined to limit the number of royals, believing that the public is unwilling to pay for an ever-expanding monarchy.
According to the Mail on Sunday, Charles has told the Sussexes he will amend key legal documents to ensure Archie cannot get the title he would once have inherited by right, according to a source close to the couple.
The issue of titles was raised during their breathtaking interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, when Meghan claimed Archie had been blocked from a royal title – and could no longer get taxpayer-funded security
The move reportedly infuriated the Sussexes and sparked the series of bitter accusations the couple have leveled against Charles and the Royal Family across the Atlantic.
However, it was later reported by The Sun that the couple’s decision to interview Oprah came within 24 hours of Harry’s removal of military titles in February’s Megxit final deal.
It comes as a royal expert claimed today that Meghan and Harry’s decision to buy a ‘Lili Diana’ website almost a week before their daughter and ‘Lilibet Diana’ were born on her day. arrival says they had “already made up their mind” on the name before speaking to the Queen.
Charles told the Sussex that he would amend key legal documents to ensure Archie could not obtain the title he had once inherited.
Four days before Lili was born in California, the LiliDiana.com domain was registered on May 31, followed by LilibetDiana.com on June 4 – the day Archie’s younger sister entered the world.
‘Lilibet’ was first used by then Princess Elizabeth when she was unable to pronounce her own name and was used affectionately by her grandfather George V and later by her husband Philip until his death in April.
Following BBC claims that the Queen had not been consulted, lawyers for Harry and Meghan said it was ‘false and defamatory’ to suggest that they had not discussed the use of the name with His Majesty.
Royal author Phil Dampier told MailOnline: “The fact that they recorded it before the name was announced tends to indicate that they had made up their minds and likely only told the Queen that one once they had decided.
“When they released a statement he said Harry called the Queen before anyone else and discussed the name with her. That may be true, but it is not the same as asking for permission days or even weeks in advance. I think the Queen may have been caught off guard and probably didn’t object because she doesn’t want to upset Harry further.
He added: “But from what I heard, the palace did not deny the BBC story that Harry did not ask for permission before announcing the name. “
Evening Standard Royal editor-in-chief Robert Jobson suggested the couple may have undermined their legal threat to the BBC, tweeting today that their lawyers could now be ‘paddle-less’.
The public announcement of Lilibet Diana’s arrival came two days later. Harry insists that he told his grandmother of the name “before the announcement”, but did not specify when exactly that was to say: “His grandmother was the first member of the family to be born. ‘He called “.
A spokesperson for the couple told the Telegraph: “As is often customary with public figures, a significant number of domains of all the potential names that have been considered have been purchased… to protect against exploitation of the name once it’s been chosen and shared later. ‘
The statement suggests that if Her Majesty had refused to allow them to use Lilibet, they would have opted for another name from the “significant” number of domains they purchased before the birth.
MailOnline had contacted representatives for the Sussexes for comment.