Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Son Archie Will Become Prince When Charles Is King
Even though he's going to be raised in Santa Barbara, California it looks like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son Archie will still be very high up in the British royal family. According to an expert who spoke with Express U.K., after Archie's grandfather Prince Charles becomes King, Archie will receive the title of prince.
Even though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to leave royal life and not give Archie his title when he was born, he will be able to choose whether or not he uses his HRH title when he turns 18.
The expert also claimed that Archie will be subject to a very restrictive royal rule should he ever choose to get married. “Prior to the Succession [to] the Crown Act 2013 all descendants of George II, under the terms of the Royal Marriages Act 1772, unless the issue of a princess who had married into a foreign royal family, had to obtain the sovereign’s permission to marry in order to retain their rights in succession. The 2013 Act sought to bring multiple pieces of outdated and discriminatory legislation relating to the monarchy up to date,” the expert said.
“Through this Act male primogeniture was abolished, allowing the firstborn child irrespective of gender to become heir apparent. The disqualification from inheriting the throne by marrying a Catholic was removed; and the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 was repealed, resulting in only the first six in line to the throne being required to obtain the sovereign’s permission.”