The royal title Prince Harry and Meghan's second baby could have

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The royal title Prince Harry and Meghan's second baby could be given has been revealed.

Prince Harry and Meghan's second child is still entitled to a royal title, even though they decided to step back as senior royals, it has been revealed.

Harry and Meghan lost their HRH titles, their honorary military appointments, and royal patronages after deciding to permanently step away from royal duties.

But just because they have decided to take a back seat when it comes to their involvement as a royal, doesn't mean their children have to.

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And with many asking whether their unborn child will be able to use royal titles, it has been revealed their unborn baby will still be able to use royal titles, although Harry and wife Meghan Markle are unlikely to give them any.

Their son Archie, aged 19 months, could have been named the Earl of Dumbarton or Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, however, the couple decided against this.

Instead, he is known as simply Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

It is therefore expected that they will do the same with their second child when he or she is born.

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Traditionally, royal titles are passed down through male heirs, meaning that any of their children including Prince Harry and Meghan's second child will be able to have one.

The Queen forced the Sussexes to sever all official links with The Firm after they decided to renounce their duties and step away from public service for good.

Harry's honorary military appointments, such as Captain General of the Royal Marines which he took over from his grandfather Prince Philip three years ago, will now be redistributed to another member of the family.

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!)