In a move similar to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to not give baby Archie a title, the Swedish royal family has revoked five of their children’s official titles.
The palace announced the news today with a statement from King Carl XVI Gustaf explaining that Princess Madeline’s three children—Princess Leonore, 5, Prince Nicolas, 4, and Princess Adrienne, 1—and Prince Carl Philip’s two sons—Prince Alexander, 2, and Prince Gabriel, 2—will no longer be members of the royal house. So what does this mean? They’ll retain their prince and princess titles but will no longer be considered His or Her Royal Highnesses and will not be able to pass on their royal titles to future spouses or children.
The palace statement read, “His Majesty the King has decided on changes to The Royal House. The purpose of these changes is to establish which members of The Royal Family may be expected to perform official duties incumbent on the Head of State or related to the function of the Head of State.”
The statement went on to explain, “His Majesty the King has decided that the children of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and the children of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill will no longer be members of The Royal House.”