When two-year-old Archie Harrison was born in May 2019, he was entitled to go by father Prince Harry’s subsidiary Earl of Dumbarton title. This was because he is the son of a duke and heir to his father’s Scottish Earldom. But this never happened, with Sunday Times Royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah claiming one possible reason being that Meghan Markle and Harry “wanted him to be unencumbered by the restrictions that come with titles”.
Now royal commentator Neil Sean has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may change their mind and ask the Royal Family to let Archie be known as the Earl of Dumbarton.
The commentator claimed the couple have “realised the titles do mean something” and can be “very useful”.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Mr Sean claims: “According to a very good source out in LA, it appears that Harry and Meghan may be relenting on some things.
“Harry and Meghan have realised that titles do mean something.
“In fact they help sell books, get streaming Netflix deals.
“So titles can be very useful, particularly as you’re growing up, so step forward, Baby Archie.”
But he also warned: “That doesn’t now necessarily mean that the senior members of the British monarchy will relent and say, ‘okay here’s your title’.
“That was offered at that time, and as we know, one of the big rocks between Meghan and Harry and Prince Charles was his idea of streamlining the monarchy.
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Sunday Times Royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah said on ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: The Week that Shook the Royals: “I was told when Harry and Meghan announced their pregnancy in Australia in 2018 that they did not want the Queen to vary the rules to make Archie a prince.”
“They were very happy for him not to have a title. They wanted him to be unencumbered by the restrictions that come with titles.”
Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, had told Express.co.uk it could have been part of his parents’ “wider masterplan” to step back as members of the Royal Family.
He claimed: “The fact Archie isn’t Earl of Dumbarton or styled HRH makes me wonder whether this wasn’t already part of a wider masterplan.”