Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children will NOT be prince and princess


Meghan Markle and Prince Harrywooed the nation with their romance.


Millions tuned in to watch their Royal Wedding last month.

Now many are wondering if the couple will be looking to have children soon.

If they do there are a number of confusing royal rules that will apply to them.

This includes the fact that they will not be called prince or princess, even though their cousins are.



Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children will not be prince and princess - why?


Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children are Prince George, four, Princess Charlotte, two, and Prince Louis, two months.


Why won’t Harry and William’s childen get the same honour?

Royal Expert Kelly Lynch told Express.co.uk: “Meghan and Harry's children will be Lords and Ladies, according to the Letters Patent George V issued in 1917.

“What's odd about this rule is that future children of the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be the grandchildren of the heir to the throne, who will then become king (Prince Charles).”

This means that Meghan and Harry’s children will be prince and princesses eventually but they will have to wait.


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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children will not be prince and princess

The 1917 Letter’s Patent decreed that great-grandchildren born during a monarch’s reign would not have the title prince or princess unless they are the first male grandchild of the male heir.


So therefore under these rules only Prince George would have that title.

The rest of Prince William’s children would be Lady Charlotte and Lord Louis.

However, the Queen amended the letters patent to include all of his children in Janaury 2013.

However, she did not do the same for any children of Prince Harry.

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Royal family: Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children will be called Lord and Lady

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When the Queen passes away all of her great-grandchildren will then become grandchildren of the new monarch King Charles III.


They will then be known as prince and princess.

Another strange rule that applies to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is peerage laws. 

They mean that only a male child can inherit their title.

Peerage laws in the UK are still rather outdated with only males being able to inherit one

Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children will NOT be prince and princess Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s children will NOT be prince and princess

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