King Charles 'wants to stop Archie from inheriting Duke of Sussex title' from Prince Harry

King Charles and Prince Harry

King Charles wants to stop Archie Harrison from inheriting the Duke of Sussex title from Prince Harry according to a royal commentator.

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Svar Nanan-Sen

By Svar Nanan-Sen


Published: 17/03/2023

- 15:51

Updated: 17/03/2023

- 15:57

Prince Harry received the Duke of Sussex title from Queen Elizabeth II on the day he married Meghan Markle in May 2018

King Charles wants to stop Archie Harrison from inheriting the Duke of Sussex title from Prince Harry according to a royal commentator.

Earlier this month it was confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie Harrison had become a prince.


The young royal's title was updated on the official Royal Family website as Prince Archie of Sussex.

It followed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially calling their daughter Princess Lilibet in a statement confirming her christening.

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Prince Harry received the Duke of Sussex title from Queen Elizabeth II on the day he married Meghan Markle in May 2018

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However, royal expert Richard Eden has stated that King Charles will try and use a precedent he set last week to ensure Archie does not receive Prince Harry's Duke of Sussex title.

The King made his brother Prince Edward the Duke of Edinburgh last week but stated that the title would return to the monarch following Edward's death rather than going to his son.

Discussing this decision, Eden told the Palace Confidential talk show: "I have heard it said that part of the reason is that the King wants to stop Archie from inheriting that title of the Duke of Sussex.

"So this might be part of that, so he has now set that precedent.

"The problem is, that he’d have to do it with all the royal dukes so he really wouldn’t want to do that to the very well-respected Dukes of Gloucester and Kent."

Earlier this month, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry released a statement addressing their children's new titles.

The Sussexes said: "The children's titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became Monarch.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Archie and Lilibet's titles as princess and prince will be used in formal settings but not every day by their parents.

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"This matter has been settled for some time in alignment with Buckingham Palace."

Archie and Lilibet's titles as princess and prince will be used in formal settings but not every day.

Prince Harry is fifth in line to the throne, whilst his children Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana are sixth and seventh in the Royal Family's line of succession.

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