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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are 'furious' that their children won't get HRH titles

His and Her Royal Highness titles will not be given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children. This will make the exiled couple 'furious' at the royal family again, a report says.

The Sun says that Harry's dad, the new King Charles III, has agreed to give his grandchildren Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, the titles of prince and princess soon.

But after a week of tough talks, he has said that they can't be called HRH. Their podcasting parents lost their HRH titles when they left the family and the UK in 2020.

"That is the deal. They can be called prince and princess, but not HRH, because they are not working royals," an insider told a UK paper.

The decision was made after "a lot of talking" over the past week. Harry's dad became king last Thursday when his mother, who was 96, died.

“They have been relentless since the Queen died,” the insider said of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, saying they “have been insistent that Archie and Lilibet are prince and princess.”

Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had tense chats with the monarchy over their children’s updated titles since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a source told the Sun.
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“But they have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH,” the source insisted.

Markle's main point of attack was the controversy over Archie and Lilibet's lack of titles. She told Oprah Winfrey that it might have been because of their race.

She said that it worried her that the first person of color in the family wasn't given the same title as the other grandchildren and wasn't given the security that was needed.

When Oprah asked Markle if she thought it was "because of his race," she seemed to say yes.

“All around this same time — we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘He won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title,’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” she had replied.

King Charles III follows the coffin of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
Harry’s dad, King Charles III, has reportedly agreed to let his grandkids Archie and Lilibet be prince and princess, but not His and Her Royal Highness.

But it became clear quickly that under royal protocol, the great-grandchildren of a sovereign do not get such titles.

People think that has changed now that Archie and Lilibet's grandfather is king, but Charles has also been a strong supporter of a smaller monarchy.

So far, Archie and Lilibet have only been called Master and Miss on the official order of succession, which shows that they are sixth and seventh in line for the throne.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor earlier this year.
Archie and Lilibet (above) are referred to as Master and Miss in the line of succession.

They are not alone at all: Nine more of the top 23 only have these kinds of titles.

Phil Dampier, a royal expert, told MailOnline that Harry and Meghan "should be happy" with the "classic compromise."

“Even though their children are still high up in the line of succession, they will not be working royals, so it’s quite right they shouldn’t have titles,” he said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued the first photograph of their daughter Lilibet on their festive card.
The children reportedly will not receive HRH titles because they are not working members of the royal family.
Alexi Lubomirski / Duke and Duch

“Lots of people think Harry and Meghan themselves should lose their titles, so I think they should just accept this compromise and be grateful as it could be a lot worse for them and their children.”

A spokesperson for the king said that the new monarch is "focused on the mourning period," which for the royal family lasts until Sept. 26. This means that it is "unlikely" that he will announce any new titles during this time.

A request was sent to the Sussexes, but they didn't answer right away.

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