Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s unborn child have a royal title?


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Valentine’s Day that they are expecting their second child together.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are already parents to one-year-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, said their first child is set to become a “big brother”.

A spokesperson for Meghan, 39, and 36-year-old Prince Harry said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's second child will become eight in line of succession to the British throne.
Meghan and Harry are expecting another baby

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“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

The royal couple made the revelation alongside a gorgeous black and white photo of Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she lays in his lap underneath a tree, cradling her blossoming baby bump.

But will their second child have a title?

Meghan and Harry's guide to the Royal baby.
Archie does not have a title

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Well, their son Archie does not have one, as the royal couple decided against it.

He could have been Earl of Dumbarton, or Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. However, he is just Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

For this reason it is unlikely that the couple will give their second child a title, but he is of course entitled to one.

The newest royal baby, August, whose parents are Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank does not have a title either.

This is due to the fact that titles are passed down the male line, and Jack is not royal.

Zara and Peter do not have titles
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Interestingly the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, also elected to not give her children Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips titles.

On the ITV documentary Anne: The Princess Royal at 70, Peter said: “We were always brought up on the understanding that we were going to have to go to work.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

“We were going to have to go out and earn our living. Regardless of the fact of who our grandmother was or who our mother was.”

His sister then added: “I think it made us fight harder as well, to try and be as successful as we could be, so we’re very grateful to her not giving us a title anyway.”

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