What is an HRH title – and why aren’t Harry and Meghan’s kids getting them?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children will reportedly not be called “His Royal Highness” or “Her Royal Highness.”

King Charles III has agreed to bestow the titles of ‘prince’ and ‘princess’ on Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, but has declined to make them known as HRH.

The banished couple are apparently furious at the snub, according to the Sun.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex similarly had their “HRH” revoked after moving to the US in 2020.

Here’s what you need to know about the title and why it matters.

What does “HRH” stand for and how are “HRH” officers treated differently?

HRH stands for “His Royal Highness” or “Her Royal Highness”.

King George V declared in 1917 that both sons and daughters of the reigning monarch, as well as grandchildren in the sovereign’s male line, were entitled to be called HRH.

In this file photo taken on May 8, 2019, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose for a photograph with their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, at St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London.
Archie and Lilibet are not expected to receive HRH titles.
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Queen Elizabeth II changed the rule in 2012, declaring that all children of the Prince of Wales’ eldest son – Prince William – would be entitled to HRH titles. The change made no mention of Charles’ younger children, leaving Prince Harry in a gray area. The Queen made her announcement before William and Kate Middleton welcomed their first child, meaning her daughter would also receive the title.

An “HRH” title grants access to a working king’s salary and entitles to official protection and security.

It also means that people should bow or curtsy when an HRH approaches.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle previously claimed the royal family was racist during a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle previously claimed the royal family was racist during a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, England.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear at Westminster Hall for the procession of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022.
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Who currently holds an “HRH” title in the UK?

The title is currently held by King Charles III; Queen Consort Camilla; Princess Anne; Prince Edward; Sophie, Countess of Wessex; Prince William; Princess Kate; her three children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte; and Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Andrew was stripped of the HRH title for his close ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein after the Prince of Virginia Giuffre was accused of sex trafficking and sexual assault.

Both Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York were stripped of their titles when they divorced their respective husbands, Charles and Andrew.

King Charles III, Princess Anne (centre) and Queen Consort Camilla all bear HRH titles.
(From left) King Charles III, Princess Anne and Queen Consort Camilla all bear HRH titles.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared the first photo of their daughter Lilibet on their celebratory card.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly furious that their children will not receive HRH titles.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently reside in California.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently reside in California.
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Who is in line to claim the title?

Harry and Meghan believe their children are entitled to the title, but it is becoming increasingly clear that they are unlikely to receive it.

In 2021, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey she learned while pregnant with her son that he would not get the HRH title and said she was appalled at “the idea of ​​the first black member of this family not being on the.” same way is titled the other grandsons [were].”

“Right about the same time — we’re simultaneously having the conversation, ‘He’s not going to get a security, he’s not going to get a title,’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born. ‘ she said at the time.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla address the Northern Ireland Assembly at Hillsborough Castle, Belfast on 13 September 2022.
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla address the Northern Ireland Assembly at Hillsborough Castle, Belfast on 13 September 2022.
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Prince William, Catherine and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk after escorting the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London.
Prince William, Catherine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk after escorting the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London.
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Archie and Lilibet, currently called ‘Master’ and ‘Miss’, are expected to receive the titles ‘Prince’ and ‘Princess’ sans HRH.

King Charles III has said he will not reveal the new titles for Archie and Lilibet during Queen Elizabeth II’s mourning period.

Should William and Kate have another child, that child will automatically receive an HRH title.

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