The Official Royal Family Website Just Changed Archie and Lilibet’s Titles...

First, it was reported that Kate Middleton and Prince William’s 7-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, may be inheriting a new royal title that belonged to her late great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. And now, it looks like two more of King Charles’s grandchildren have (finally) gotten new titles listed on the royal family website.

Buckingham Palance recently announced that the official royal website has been changed to reflect the current British line of succession. In the new update, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s two children are now referred to as “Prince Archie Harrison” and “Princess Lilibet” on the site. Previously, the royal children were addressed as “Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor” and “Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Joff Youth Centre.
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Many royally-obsessed fans were wondering when the change to the website would happen, especially after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex addressed their daughter as “princess” in her private christening announcement this week. (The ceremony was held at their family home in Montecito, California last Friday.)

A spokesman for the couple revealed to People magazine: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.” After this use of the term “princess” by the couple, Buckingham Palace confirmed that its site would soon be updated to reflect this title change.

The line of succession underwent a few changes once the queen passed away and her son, King Charles, was crowned the new King of England. Obviously, everyone was bumped up a slot. But the titles of Archie and Lilibet were also affected. 

Per People, a royal tradition was created by King George V in 1917, which gives the “title of prince and princess” to the “male line of grandchildren in any such sovereign.” Since Harry’s kids are now grandchildren of the sovereign (they were previously great-grandchildren of the sovereign under Elizabeth), their titles have been upgraded.

King Charles visiting the Aberdeen Town House.
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Greetings, Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet.

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