Archie and Lilibet's new royal titles officially confirmed as Prince Harry and Meghan say it's their 'birthright'

Archie and Lilibet have been granted new royal titles

Prince Harry Meghan Markle and Prince Archie of Sussex - Archie and Lilibet new royal titles
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Archie and Lilibet's new royal titles have been officially confirmed after Prince Harry and Meghan said it was their 'birthright'.

Archie and Lilibet are to be officially known as the Prince and Princess of Sussex, after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said it's their 'birthright'.

The young royals has been expecting to receive a title change from King Charles once he'd read Prince Harry's memoir Spare. But just days after Lilibet was secretly christened, the Palace has made changes to Archie and Lilibet's names within its online line of succession page on the Royal Family website.

The names used to read, 'Master and Miss Mountbatten-Windsor' and now they are Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex.

The change was made after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released a statement declaring that it is Archie and Lilibet's 'birthright' to be called Prince and Princess.

They also insisted that the matter had been 'settled for some time' with King Charles.

The statement reads, "The children's titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became Monarch. This matter has been settled for some time in alignment with Buckingham Palace."

Line of Succession 2023 royal family showing Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet of Sussex

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Princess Lilibet's title was used officially for the first time yesterday when Harry and Meghan confirmed they had christened their daughter, following speculation a service had taken place.

A source told the Mirror, "The appropriate conversations took place ahead of Lilibet's christening."

It's understood that Harry and Meghan are keen not to deny their children their birthright but will allow them to decide for themselves when they're old enough whether they want to continue using the titles or drop them.

Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet became Prince and Princess when King Charles ascended the throne in September, when Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were given a new surname with their parents Prince William and Kate who became Prince and Princess of Wales.

Meanwhile, Prince Archie's future role has been revealed in an unearthed clip.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)