Why Archie and Lilibet will become Prince and Princess when Charles is crowned King

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They are known as simply Master Archie and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windor.

But when Prince Charles one day becomes King, his grandchildren will become the rather grander Prince and Princess.

The change will occur because under Royal rules the grandchildren of the monarch are automatically styled Prince and Princess.

The rule was brought in back in 1917 by Harry’s great-great-grandfather, King George V.

He issued an order stating that only those in direct succession to the British throne, the children and grandchildren of the monarch, could be given the titled His (or Her) Royal Highness.

It stated: "The grandchildren of the sons of any such Sovereign in the direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have and enjoy in all occasions the style and title enjoyed by the children of Dukes of these Our Realms."

The order was meant to limit the number of excess Prince and Princesses as the Royal family grew.

But this means that with Her Majesty The Queen reaching the age of 95, her great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet will only become a Prince and Princess upon her death.

Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle shared her dissatisfaction at this rule publicly in her Oprah Winfrey interview.

Along with alleging racism within the Royal family, she stated: "They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol."

The Queen previously made an exception to the order when in 2013 she issued a new order of her own.

Under the previous rules only Prince George would have been entitled to the Royal title.

But Her Majesty issued a Letters Patent under the Great Seal Of The Realm allowing all Prince William's title to be styled Prince or Princess.

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