After Frogmore Eviction Archie and Lilibet Unlikely To become Prince and Princess

Archie and Lilibet unlikely to become prince and princess

The ongoing family drama of the House of Windsor gives attention to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's two children: Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, who currently stood 6th and 7th respectively in the line of succession to the British throne.

Following the accession to the throne of their grandfather, King Charles III, on September 8, 2022, they became eligible to be given the title prince and princess, however, it is under the discretion of the king.

Archie presented to Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II in 2019
Archie was presented to the Queen and Prince Philip in May 2019

It was not decided. Until things became complicated when Buckingham Palace issued a request to Prince Harry to vacate Frogmore Cottage.

According to a palace insider, the eviction was issued days after the release of Prince Harry's explosive memoir, SPARE, on January 10, 2023. Royal analysts speculated that the King was deeply hurt by his youngest son's indiscretion and direct attacks on him and Prince William.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
Lilibet Diana celebrated her first birthday in Frogmore Cottage in June 2022

Royal expert, Richard Fitzwilliams, spoke exclusively to about Harry and Meghan's eviction from Frogmore Cottage, and the repercussions will have on their two children.

Fitzwilliams said: "It means Harry and Meghan’s children Archie and Lili are highly unlikely to be granted titles."

When Archie and Lilibet were born they did not receive the titles of Prince and Princess because they were great-grandchildren of the monarch. Based on the George V Convention of 1917, only the children of the Sovereign, the grandchildren in the male line, and the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales will be given the title of Prince and Princess and the courtesy styles of HRH.

But upon the accession of King Charles III, Archie and Lilibet became the grandchildren of the monarch and thus, entitled to use the Prince and Princess styles. 

Prince Harry and son Archie
Prince Harry was seen feeding his son, Archie, on Netflix docuseries

The two children remain listed as "Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor" and "Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor" on the Royal Family's website.

Technically, Archie and Lilibet could be called Lord Dumbarton and Lady Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, prior to the accession of King Charles. However, it was Harry and Meghan's personal choice not to grant their children "noble status".

Christening of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Christening of Archie in July 2019

With this latest development in the British monarchy, it is highly unlikely that King Charles will grant Archie and Lili the titles of prince and princess.

King Charles III was deeply hurt

The decision of the king to evict Prince Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage surprised many, but royal experts were not baffled, stating that the move was inevitable granting Prince Harry's continued "attack" on his family. 

The tipping point was the publication of SPARE in January this year, where the Duke of Sussex made several controversial claims about the bad blood between him and his brother, Prince William. He also threw shades on his father, the king, and even Queen Camilla.

King Charles thought his youngest son had crossed the line. And according to royal experts, after several disclosures of Prince Harry and Meghan (the interviews, the docuseries, the memoir), and the ongoing "rifts" between Harry and William, the king has had enough, 

Frogmore Cottage in Windsor
Frogmore Cottage in Windsor

The King offered Frogmore to Prince Andrew

Following the "eviction" of Prince Harry from Frogmore Cottage, it is now revealed that King Charles offered the residence to his younger brother, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. 

Prince Andrew currently resides with his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, in Royal Lodge, a 30-bedroom royal mansion in Windsor Great Park.

The King made a promise to the late Queen that he would not allow Prince Andrew to be homeless and penniless. But since the Duke of York is no longer a working royal, it is expected that the king will cut his brother's Grant (formerly Civil List).

It means that Prince Andrew could no longer maintain the upkeep of the Royal Lodge and its annual lease amounting to one million pounds as per the lease agreement that he executed in 2004.

However, according to sources, the Duke of York is reluctant to move to Frogmore Cottage, which only has 10 bedrooms and is relatively smaller and less grand than the Royal Lodge.

The king's decision to evict Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage surprised the public, however, some royal experts say, it's just a logical decision since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now permanently living in the United States and barely popping up in the United Kingdom. 

King Charles, who is known for his frugality, does not want to waste resources and wants everything to be operational. 

But it remains unclear, however, if he will give Prince Harry a new home in the UK.

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