The Sussexes waited to break the good news. This Sunday, June 6, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed the birth of their second child, two days earlier. It is in a hospital in Santa Barbara that the Duchess gave birth to Lilibet “Lili” Diana, a beautiful baby weighing 3.5 kilos who is doing wonderfully. As was the case with her older brother, Archie, the little girl shouldn’t wear a royal title. Because unlike his cousins, George, Charlotte and Louis, the son of the Sussexes is not a prince. During her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle denied having refused her eldest child to have one and claimed that the Crown had denied her this right. “In private, we knew I was pregnant. (…) And that’s when they said they didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess, since we didn’t know which was his type, which would be a breach of protocol, and that he would not receive any protection, “she confided.
As a reminder, British tradition wants the title of prince or princess to be reserved for the grandchildren of the sovereign in place. Since Archie and therefore Lili are the great-grandchildren of Elizabeth II, so they cannot obtain these titles, but could when Prince Charles becomes king. Also during this interview, Meghan Markle hinted that this might not be the case. “During my pregnancy, they wanted to change the convention for Archie”, assured the Duchess. Theoretically, “as a child of the Duke of Sussex, the new baby will normally have the title Lady,” said Carolyn Harris, author of Raising Royalty and royal historian. Like Archie, called Mister, Lili should therefore become Miss Lilibeth Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. And according to specialists, the children of the Sussexes will never wear titles.
Meghan and Harry: “We were blessed with the arrival of our daughter”
“The trend in the 21st century royals is for less of the monarch’s family holding royal titles, so it’s unlikely that we will see either of the Sussex children taking on official royal duties. or holding royal titles, “one of them told US media. Especially since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have abandoned theirs to be able to set up their business and settle in the United States. Whatever, happy parents want to enjoy their two children calmly. “On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we have felt across the world.” , wrote the happy parents in a press release posted on their foundation’s website.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Backgrid USA