It has been over a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their decision to step back from their royal duties and start a new life in North America. This move created a lot of tension within the royal family, with many questioning their motives and criticizing their behavior.
Despite the growing rift, Harry and Meghan’s children, Archie and Lilibet, recently received official prince and princess titles. This news came as a surprise to many, as there had been speculation that the children would not receive these titles due to their parents’ decision to step back from the royal family.
The announcement that Archie and Lilibet would receive their official titles was made by the Queen in a statement released on June 4, on what would have been the birthday of her late husband, Prince Philip. The statement read:
“The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”
The statement continued:
“The Queen has also been pleased to grant the Dukedom of Dumbarton to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Queen’s granddaughter, Savannah Phillips, who is the daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips, has also received a title. She has been made Princess Savannah.”
The news was met with mixed reactions, with many expressing their surprise and confusion about the decision. On the one hand, some people were pleased to see that the children had received their official titles, as it was a sign that they were still considered part of the royal family. Others, however, were critical of the decision, arguing that the children should not receive these titles as they were no longer active members of the royal family.
The announcement has also raised questions about the future of the monarchy, with some questioning whether or not the institution is still relevant in modern society. Many have argued that the royals should be focusing on more important issues, such as climate change and social justice, rather than their own personal dramas.
Despite the controversy surrounding the decision, it is clear that Archie and Lilibet are still very much a part of the royal family. Whether or not they will play an active role in the monarchy remains to be seen, but for now, they are officially recognized as princes and princesses, and will continue to be in the spotlight for years to come.
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