The British royal family updated their homepage. The children of Duchess Meghan (41) and Prince Harry (38) are now in the "About the Duchess of Sussex" section with their new titles. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (3) and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (21 months), formerly Master and Miss, became "Prince Archie of Sussex" and "Princess Lilibet of Sussex".
Meghan's change comes after news circulated about the new titles. They appeared for the first time in a report by "People" magazine on Wednesday for little Lilibet's christening a few days ago. A spokesman confirmed the happy event, naming the baptized by his title: "Princess Lilibet was baptized March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Reverend John Taylor."
Since Charles III. (74) succeeds Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) as King of the United Kingdom, Archie and Lilibet are entitled to their titles. In 1917, King George V (1865-1936) issued a decree stating that grandchildren in the ruler's male line were to be given the title of prince or princess.
Harry and Meghan have been married since 2018 and emigrated to the United States in 2020. Lilibet "Lili" Diana was born on June 4, 2021 in Santa Barbara, California. Her big brother Archie Harrison (3) was born on May 6, 2019 in England. After his birth, however, Harry and Meghan made it clear that they had decided against a prince title for their firstborn. This is now apparently obsolete.
In interviews, a Netflix documentary and an autobiography of the prince, Harry and Meghan have criticized members of the British royal family, local customs and the British press since emigrating.