Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
While many people around the world were hoping for a prince title for the newborn, the letters patent were not changed for their first born like they were for the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children.
Currently seventh-in-line for the throne, Master Archie could become a prince when his grandfather, Prince Charles, becomes monarch.
“As a grandson of the monarch [when Charles is King] through a male line, he is entitled to HRH Prince Archie,” royal contributor for Mcleans and owner of writeroyalty.com Patricia Treble told ET Canada.
“Prince Edward’s children could also have royals titles, but it is up to the discretion of the parents.”
While many think that Prince Harry and Meghan will avoid having a royal title for their child, he could be upgraded.
“Well, maybe he will be in line for the dukedom when he is older. They have learned the lesson of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who it is fair to say they have struggled to combine royal titles and working in the public sector. That is a struggle they don’t want to see for their child,” Treble added. “They can always go up, but hard to go down.”
But in Treble’s opinion, “Master Archie is a pretty cool title.”
“My gut says there will be a title, it will not be royal.”
“They are keeping the title issue in the back pocket, they can take it out and use it at any point, they know that,” she continued. “We all know who Archie is in the grand scheme of things.”
A royal insider believes that the chances Harry and Meghan don’t step in when it comes to the prince title is pretty slim.
“Given the couple have decided to forgo titles this time around to enable their child to have a normal life as possible, an HRH title is unlikely,” they told ET Canada.
“For Archie to suddenly become a prince later in his life would be a lot, so when they reach that stage, it would be something they would want to talk to Prince Charles about.”
Royal historian, Marlene Koenig, also gave her perspective, “When Charles is King, Archie will be in the same position as the York princesses (Beatrice and Eugenie) who do not have a formal royal role.”
She added, “The focus will be on William and his family. He has three children, perhaps there will be another. Archie is the Duke of Sussex’s eldest son and by tradition (and the 1917 Letters Patent) should be styled as the duke’s eldest son – as the Earl of Dumbarton. Perhaps when Charles is king, he will be styled as such … but he won’t be a prince.”