Will Archie Harrison Ever Be Allowed To Work For The Royal Family?May 3, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their first child Archie Harrison on 6 May, 2019, just a year after their royal wedding.
Two days after his birth, the couple announced the royal baby’s name. However, there was no honorary title in sight.
Instead, they gave Archie his father’s last name [Mountbatten-Windsor], indicating that Harry and Meghan wanted for him to have a more normal and private life.
But Will Archie Harrison Ever Be Allowed To Work For The Royal Family?
If things remain as they currently stand, there is a possibility for Archie to receive a Royal title. That would happen when Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles, ascends to the throne.
Apparently King George V, the Queen’s grandfather, issued a royal decree in 1917 that granted all of his grandchildren HRH titles. Therefore, Archie will automatically receive HRH status, as will all grandchildren on the direct male line of the sovereign.
Carolyn Harris, a royal historian, explained: “Archie will be able to use the title of HRH Prince when Charles becomes King. But it is possible that he will not use this title. Archie will not be able to pass the title of Prince or Princess to his children as they will be another generation removed from the sovereign, but the title of Duke of Sussex will pass to Prince Harry’s male line descendants.”
So, if the decree is followed, little Archie Harrison could become a Prince when grandpa Charles inherits the crown.
But, there is a catch! Prince Charles would have to approve Archie’s standing within the ranks of the royal family.
Not long ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, a friend of Harry, has revealed that the Prince actually never wanted his child to grow up under royal standards and protocols.
And she apparently had a feeling the couple would be leaving the royal family long before they announced their decision.
Goodall told DailyMail: “At the end [of the conversation] Meghan came in to listen with Archie. He was very tiny and very sleepy – not too pleased to be passed from his mummy. I think I was one of the first to cuddle him outside the family.”
“I made Archie do the Queen’s wave, saying, ‘I suppose he’ll have to learn this.’ Harry said, ‘No, he’s not growing up like that.”’