There has been a lot of talk about titles in the royal family in recent years.
With the death of the late Queen Elizabeth, Britain now has a new King and Prince and Princess of Wales.
But over time, unless someone steps in to change them, titles will shift down the line.
What many people don’t know is that, contrary to popular tradition, the late Queen arranged for some of her grandchildren to receive official titles.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles, William and Kate’s third child, is one place ahead of Prince Harry in fourth place in line to the throne.
The young prince is believed to have been named after Lord Louis Mountbatten, who played a key role in mentoring Charles and the late Prince Phillip.
Lord Mountbatten was tragically killed in an IRA bombing in 1979.
When William and Kate gave birth to their third child on April 23, 2018, there were rumors that it was originally intended to be untitled.
The late monarch is believed to have intervened to override a rule introduced by her grandfather, King George V To express.
In 1917, George stipulated that only the monarch’s lineal grandchildren should have royal titles in the style of an HRH.
At the time, this only applied to Prince William and Prince Harry, who were sons of the Prince of Wales. The official letters also said that the Prince of Wales’ great-grandchildren would be styled as befits a royal duke.
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This would pose a problem as a future King of England would not surpass other princes like Harry despite being ahead in the line of succession.
The late Queen stepped in to restore an ancient decree originally issued by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, which stated that all grandchildren of the Prince of Wales would be awarded an HRH title.
The late Queen also made this rule genderless, meaning Princess Charlotte was given a title and inducted into the line of succession before her little brother Prince Louis.
Without this intervention, Prince Louis would have become either Master Louis Cambridge or Master Louis Windsor.
This naturally led to speculation about the titles of Prince Harry’s two children, who were not expected to receive titles despite still being in line to the throne. This naturally led to speculation about the titles of Prince Harry’s two children, who were not expected to receive titles despite still being in line to the throne.
It was believed that both Harry and Meghan did not want their son to receive an HRH title, hoping he could live a more normal life, much like Harry’s cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.
But then safety concerns were raised as without an HRH title, young Prince Archie would not enjoy the same level of safety as his three cousins.
But after the Queen’s death in September last year, her eldest son Charles ascended the throne and both Harry and Meghan’s children, Archie and Lilibet, now bear the titles of Prince and Princess.