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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been ‘demoted’ on the British Royal Family website

Rachel Lang

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been ‘demoted’ on the British Royal Family website

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have moved to the very bottom of the Royal Family website and now sit behind minor royals such as the late Queen's cousins Princess Alexandra and the Duke of Kent.

According to The Telegraph, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex formerly sat close to the top alongside Prince William and Princess Catherine.

But, in a move that may reflect King Charles III wish for a 'slimmed down' monarchy under his rule, they have been bumped to the bottom.

Credit: Royal Family website
Credit: Royal Family website

The website 'demotion' comes just over a year after Prince Harry and Markle dropped down the rankings on the royal website. They moved from just underneath the then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to underneath the Wessexes and Princess Anne as tensions bubbled under the surface following Megxit.

The two former royals are still awaiting confirmation if their children, Archie and Lilibet, will receive royal titles in the wake of the Queen's death.

Now that Harry's father is officially King Charles III, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet ‘Lili’ Mountbatten-Windsor may have an HRH title.

The new titles for Prince Harry's children are thanks to rules set out by King George V in 1917.

Technically, as Archie and Lili are now the children of a son of a sovereign, the two little ones can now use the titles of Prince and Princess.

A spokesman for the Palace told the Express in mid-September that the titles will be updated on the website 'as and when we get information'.

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie. Credit: PA Images / Alamy
Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie. Credit: PA Images / Alamy

It has not been confirmed yet by their parents or Buckingham Palace whether the children will use the titles, although they now are technically a Prince and Princess.

The King has expressed his love for Harry, Meghan, and their children, with a palace spokesperson highlighting to the Express that all titles will be updated as they are announced.

In 2021, it was suggested Charles - in a bid to limit the number of key royals - intended to prevent Archie from becoming a Prince when he became the Monarch.

King Charles said last May that when he ascended the throne he intended to have a 'slimmed down' monarchy, which hinted that he could change key legal documents and therefore prevent Archie and Lilibet from receiving their Prince and Princess titles.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do have the choice to accept or reject the titles for their children if they are offered.

Featured Image Credit: lev radin / Alamy S. PA Images / Alamy.

Topics: Royal Family, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, UK News, News

Rachel Lang
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