The Royal Family Just Fixed a Major Mistake on Their Website (But Another Still Remains)

First, royally-obsessed fans noticed the official royal family website failed to update the bio of Meghan Markle (41) and Prince Harry’s (38) son, Prince Archie (3). And then, royal aficionados spotted another major error—but it has fortunately just been corrected on the website. This newly-fixed mistake involves King Charles’s (74) younger brother, Prince Edward (59).

According to Hello! Magazine, the new royal titles for Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie (formally known as the Countess of Wessex), have finally been added to the royal couple’s official bios on the website. But, per royal fans, the change was long overdue.

Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie.
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On March 10, Edward celebrated his 59th birthday. In honor of the special occasion, King Charles gifted his brother with the royal title of the Duke of Edinburgh, which previously belonged to their late father, Prince Philip, until he passed away on April 9, 2021.

His Majesty confirmed the exciting news in a touching birthday tribute for his brother on social media. Alongside a photo of the duke shared on the royal family’s official Instagram page, the caption read, “Wishing the new Duke of Edinburgh a very Happy Birthday today! The King has conferred the Dukedom of Edinburgh upon his brother, Prince Edward, on his 59th birthday.”

And now, the website has been updated to reflect Prince Edward’s title, along with that of his wife, Sophie. But even though the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh’s royal titles have been fixed, another error still remains: Prince Archie’s current position in the line of succession has not been changed.

You see, royal admirers noticed that the young prince’s bio currently states that he occupies the seventh spot on the list, but that isn’t right. The royal family website (which should have been updated after King Charles ascended the throne) should state that the young royal now holds the sixth spot in the line of succession.

Prince Archie and his mom.

With the king’s coronation fast approaching, we’re sure the royals have a lot on their plate. But if they can fix Edward’s bio, how about Archie’s...

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