Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie will never become a prince under his grandfather’s plan for a slimmed-down monarchy, a new report said.
Prince Charles, who is the next in line to the next British throne, is determined to limit the number of key royals in an effort to appease his future subjects — who he believes don’t want to pay for a bloated monarchy, The DailyMail reported on Saturday.
Charles told his son that he will change key documents to prevent Archie from inheriting the title, which would have once been his birthright, the article said. The toddler is currently seventh in line to the throne.
“Harry and Meghan were told Archie would never be a Prince, even when Charles became King,” the tabloid’s source said.
The news has not sat well with Harry and Meghan Markle, even though the Sussexes abandoned their royal duties to live in the US, the report said.
The royal snub has reportedly further deteriorated relations between Harry and Buckingham Palace.
Under Charles’ plan, only heirs to the throne and their immediate families would receive full titles and financial and police support funded by taxpayers, the Mail said.
Charles and younger brother Prince Andrew have also been at odds over what security Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie should receive in the future.
The royals are ninth, tenth and eleventh in the line of succession, respectively, following the birth of Harry’s daughter Lilibet Diana earlier this month.