For many people, Prince Harry and Megan Markle are couples goals. Markle is handsome, Harry is handsome, they both seem to really care for each other and are able to handle all the things the public throws at them.
Their whirlwind romance was like a movie. The two met in 2016 and by 2018, they were married. Earlier this year, they welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatton Windsor, into the royal family.
Although Markle and Prince Harry will definitely be raising Baby Archie, along with some trusted helpers, they do not have full custody of a child.
Who has custody of Baby Archie?
In most cases, when parents are married, they share full custody of their children. But this is not the case for Baby Archie or his royal cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
According to a law of 1717, the right to control a ruling monarch extends to his grandchildren, and this right belongs to His Majesty, King of the kingdom, even during their father's life. "
Which means the queen technically has custody of Baby Archie, according to the Latin Times.
" The sovereign has legal custody of the young grandchildren, "said royal expert Marlene Koenig. "This goes back to King George I [who ruled in the early 1700s] and the law has never been changed."
Although the Queen can control almost everything that happens to Archie, she usually does not use that power.
"I would doubt the queen would intervene," Koenig said. "It's more of a formality … I think the queen left her children to raise their children."
The Queen would probably only use this authority in cases of extreme need or if any of the children were in danger of harming anyone.