King Charles ‘has not decided’ whether to let Prince Harry and Meghan’s children use royal titles yet

King Charles III has reportedly ‘not decided’ if Archie and Lillibet will be able to use prince and princess titles

King Charles III has not yet decided whether he will allow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s children to use prince and princess titles, according to a royal expert.

Roya Nikkhah, who is royal editor for The Times, has claimed that there are “heightening tensions” as the monarch, 73, is keeping Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, “in the dark” as to whether their children will be able to use royal titles.

Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, Archie and Lillibet have been automatically entitled to hold royal titles because they are grandchildren of the reigning monarch.

King Charles III follows the hearse with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II moving towards St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jon Super - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

The Royal Family’s official website has been updated to show the newly assigned royal titles for William and Catherine, as Prince and Princess of Wales.

However, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are still listed as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, three, and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, one.

Following the Queen's death the rules stand that the grandchildren of a reigning monarch are entitled to royal titles, as well as use of HRH.(Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Royal expert, Kate Nicholls told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, that King Charles is willing to give his grandchildren titles.

“I’m told that there is a very clear signal from the King. He’s willing to give those titles, but it comes with a caveat, and that caveat is trust,” Kate said.

A source told Vanity Fair:"It depends a lot on what happens in the coming months, particularly with Harry’s book and their TV show."

Due to rules from King George V in 1917, Harry and Meghan’s children were considered to be too far down the line of succession to receive the prince and princess titles at birth.

Following the Queen’s death the rules stand that the grandchildren of a reigning monarch are entitled to royal titles, as well as use of HRH.

However, it has now been reported that as non-working royals, they will not be given the right to use the HRH titles.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Another royal expert, Phil Dampier, said that it would be a classic compromise for the children to be granted the use of Prince and Princess, but not HRH.

Similar to what happened with Diana and Sarah Ferguson, as after they divorced Charles and Andrew, they retained their titles, and Sarah Ferguson is still known as the Duchess of York.

Harry and Meghan quit as working royals in March 2020 for a new more private life in the US, but they have still retained their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.