They're still toddlers, we know, but they'd better start thinking what kind of crown they would like to wear in the near future. This is because, according to some royal specialists, both brother and sister could someday inherit the title of prince and princess.
But how could this happen?, one may wonder. Easy, apparently both children are legally allowed their royal labels once grandfather Prince Charles takes the role of the monarch after Queen Elizabeth II's reign. The current guidelines indicate that the great-grandchildren of the crown are not considered princes or princesses, except for the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales; which is why, the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton, are referred as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, respectively.
These complicated rules were established back in 1917 by King George V. In a series of letters patented, it's stated that “the grandchildren of the sons of any such Sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of dukes of these our realms.”
This rule only means that, when Charles becomes king, Archie and Lili are immediately entitled to be referred as prince and princess. However, there are some things to consider prior to this; first of all, it all depends on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who might as well keep their decision to decline the luxury and stay apart from all royal duties.
And even when some people may think that probably the couple may decline this, based on their anti-royal recent behavior, action speaks louder than words and both parents went crazy with their children in the explosive interview they gave to Oprah Winfrey earlier this year. While many people assumed what the couple were doing is trying to give Archie a normal life, after he was not given a formal title, Meghan admitted “If he's not gonna be a prince, he needs to be safe.”
The Sussexes repeatedly mentioned the fact that the reason their baby didn't have a title, was based on a racist decision by the institution. “ All around this same time, we had in tandem the conversation of he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born,” referring to little baby Archie.
But apparently, this was not the case, and it all has to do with a protocol that exists for royals. “The palace says it's nothing to do with race. Under royal protocol established by King George V, only those in the direct line of succession to the throne get the titles rince or princess... Archie would've been given a title when Prince Charles became King,” said an insider.