Megan Markle “may have been wrong”, suggesting that her son Archie should have received the title of prince, her friend Omid Scoby suggested.
In an interview with Oprah’s bomb in March, Megan, 39, said her son had not become a prince due to a change in protocol and suggested the decision was due to concerns about “how dark his skin will be”.
Speaking in a new documentary Harry and Megan from Discovery +, the London-based biographer of Megan and Harry, London, said “there is something else in history”.
“If we deal only with what Megan told Oprah, and with what the palace has said so far about the situation with Archie, it may be possible to assume that Megan is wrong in her interpretation. But we also know that there are many more things in this story that we don̵
Megan Markle “may have been wrong”, suggesting that her son Archie should have received the title of prince, her friend Omid Scoby suggested. Pictured during her interview in March
In a CBS interview in March, Megan insisted she was not attached to the “greatness” of official titles until she discovered that this meant that Archie would not receive his own security data unless he was a prince.
Oprah said she had heard that Megan and Harry did not want Archie to have the title of prince, but the Duchess said that was not true and “it was not our decision to take it.”
Megan said, “In those months when I was pregnant, at the same time at any time … so in tandem we had the conversation of ‘He won’t be given security, he won’t be given a title,’ as well as concerns and conversations. about how dark his skin can be when he is born. “
The Duchess also said, “So I think even with this convention I was talking about when I was pregnant, they said they wanted to change the Archie Convention.”
In an interview with Oprah’s bomb in March, Megan, 39, said her son had not become a prince due to a change in protocol and suggested the decision was due to concerns about “how dark his skin will be”. Megan is pictured with Archie in South Africa in 2019.
However, Archie, who has no title and is from Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, did not have the birthright to be a prince due to a protocol held for more than a century.
In 1917, King George V issued a written order that only royal descendants who were in direct lineage could become a prince and receive HRH titles.
The patent of the letters reads: “… the grandchildren of the sons of any such sovereign in the direct male line (except only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) must have and enjoy in all cases of style and a title enjoyed by the children of the dukes of these our kingdoms. “
Speaking in a new documentary “Harry and Megan” on Discovery +: Recollections May Vary, Megan and Harry’s biographer Omid Scoby said: “If we only deal with what Megan told Oprah and what the palace has said so far about the situation with Archie, maybe one can assume that Megan was wrong in her interpretation. “
What is the convention of George V?
In 1917, the queen’s grandfather issued new written patents that limited the number of members of the royal family with the title HRH.
They stated that “the children of any sovereign of these kingdoms and the children of the sons of any such sovereign and the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales shall have and at all times possess and they shall enjoy the style, title or attribute of a Royal Highness with their titular dignity as a prince or princess with a prefix of their respective Christian names or with their other honorary titles. ‘
In 1917, the Queen’s grandfather issued new written patents that limited the number of members of the royal family with the title HRH
This means that when Prince Charles becomes king, all his grandchildren – including Archie – will automatically become princes or princesses.
It was also decreed that “the grandsons of the sons of every such Sovereign in the direct male line… Shall have and enjoy in all cases the style and title enjoyed by the children of the dukes of these kingdoms of ours.” f. lord or lady before their Christian name). ‘
In addition, the letters referred to “other than the above, the title of the style or attribute of Royal Highness, Highness or Peaceful Highness and the titular dignity of Prince or Princess are no longer accepted or carried by any descendant of any Sovereign of these Kingdoms.
According to the rules, only Prince William and the eldest son of the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George – as the great-grandson of the monarch in the direct line of the throne – were originally entitled to be a prince.
The Queen intervened before George’s birth in 2013 to grant a patent letter to ensure that all of George’s siblings – as children of the future monarch William – would have the appropriate titles, meaning they were extended. to Charles and Louis.
Under the rules of George V, Archie would be entitled to be his prince or prince when his grandfather Charles, Prince of Wales, ascended the throne.
Omid is the latest in a long line of royal commentators to question Megan’s comments about Archie’s title.
Royal biographer Hugo Vickers also said that Megan had misleadingly claimed in an interview that there had been a discussion about whether the boy could take the title.
Mr Vickers told BBC Two’s Newsnight in March: “Can I just use this opportunity to clarify a really serious thing she said, which is actually very misleading?
“She said there was a discussion about whether Archie would be a prince or not.” There can be no such discussion.
“I could bore you to death with exactly who is a prince and who isn’t, but that’s absolutely clear.” And so she got into this whole issue (about racism).
“She almost said … a slight hint that he couldn’t be a prince because of the possible color of his skin, which is a little naughty, I think.”
Meanwhile, speaking on Royal Royalty The Royal Beat television, royal biographer Katie Nickel said the remarks were “misleading” and claimed that Megan and Harry knew about Archie’s constitutional position that he was not a prince.
Discussing Megan’s disappointment that Archie had not been awarded the title of prince, Ms. Nicole said: “Megan would know [that this was for an established constitutional reason] and Harry would definitely know.
“I think it was unpleasant to throw all this away and assume that Archie was not a prince because of the color of his skin. I think it was misleading.