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Harry may be sidelined if rift continues once Charles becomes king, but kids could get royal titles, claims expert

Harry’s exit from the royal family was fraught with controversy, costing him a close relationship with his father. A royal expert claims that if the connection is not repaired, he could be treated as an outcast while his children could soon have royal titles.

After more than a year of living away from the palace as former senior members, Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to Britain in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

At the service of thanksgiving in St Paul’s Cathedral, the couple were relegated to second row, seated away from Prince Charles, William and Kate. Their seat was behind the Wessex.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan after the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

GB News presenter Alastair Stewart thought it was a visual snub. Angela Levin, a royal author, also backed up the claim, adding that the arrangement made the couple absolutely furious. Having studied Harry while writing his biography, Levin confirmed that his expression showed he was boiling with anger.

Although the author agreed that there was a disparity in the treatment they received compared to William and Kate, she explained that it was not a “total snob” because “they got the right royal carriage and they were escorted down the aisle.”

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

The Sussexes wanted to keep a low profile on their trip to the country while focusing on honoring the Queen with their presence. It was therefore not surprising that the long-awaited family reunion did not take place.

Again, neither William nor Charles spoke to Harry during the event, and their seats were far apart. However, following the recent Father’s Day celebration, the future king paid a sentimental tribute to his sons via his official Clarence House Instagram page.

Duchess Kate, Prince William, Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Charles shared an admirable snap of him and the boys sitting on the grass, sporting wide-eyed smiles. This was taken during their family holiday in Balmoral. The caption was accurate, but royal fans couldn’t help but rejoice at the sweet gesture as they wished their future king a ‘Happy Father’s Day’.

This comes after the visual snub, and while it was obvious there was friction between father and son, such a gesture indicates that family reconciliation is possible.


Despite their exit, Harry and his wife can still carry their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, their children do not yet have a title, due to family laws, not the actions of their parents.

The rule guiding the monarchy regarding the title was established in 1917 by King George V, stipulating that only the eldest great-grandchildren of the prince or princess obtain the title of prince or princess. This explains why their cousins ​​(the three children of Prince William and Kate) wear the labels.

However, when their grandfather becomes king, Harry’s children, his son Archibald and his daughter Lilibet will answer to the titles of prince and princess. In the words of Joe Little, the editor of Majesty Magazine:

“As grandchildren of the Sovereign, they are entitled to promotion in the style of His Royal Highness.”

Although it’s one of the first things Charles will do once he takes the throne, royal expert Andrew Morton says it’s ironic because Harry could be sidelined, losing his main ally within the family once the queen is gone. The Duke of Sussex remains close to the monarch despite his exit. He added:

“So while Harry will be thrown into darkness, his children will have royal titles.”

Morton suggests the only way to avoid this is to bury the hatchet between himself and William and Charles. It would also win Harry favor in the future, especially if he is on good terms with the future monarch.


Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017 in Lille, France. | Source: Getty Images

It’s unclear how the Sussexes would react to their children’s future titles. But in the past, when it came to their son, they evoked honorary titles.

While promoting a post about the Royal Family after they moved to the United States, Morton claimed the couple had rejected an honorary title for Archie. In his words:

“[Archie] could have taken the title [of] the Earl of Dumbarton… but [Harry and Meghan] decided against it because they felt the word ‘idiot’ in the word ‘Dumbarton’ would have been used as a mockery when Archie went to school.”

Morton maintained that Harry and Markle were careful about what they portrayed and insisted on giving their son the right to choose a title when he was older.

Fans will recall that during her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that there had been discussions in the Palace regarding the title of her unborn child (she was pregnant with Archie). Afterwards, Markle shared that it’s not her or Harry who will make the decisions for the children, adding that it’s their birthright. She says:

“While I have great clarity on what comes with good and bad titles…it’s their birthright to then make a choice.”


There is much speculation regarding the future of the Royal Family and the British people once the Crown lands on Charles. One of them is that he will be a commendable leader, ushering in a new beginning.

Moreover, royal experts believe he will stick to the rules of the book. This means that he would confer titles on different members of the royal family.

While it’s unclear what titles his youngest son would hold, fans already know that his eldest son, William, second in line to the throne, will step in as Prince of Wales. At the same time, Kate will be Princess of Wales, a title that has long been associated with Princess Diana.


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