Harry and Meghan’s children will reportedly not be granted HRH status when they are appointed by King Charles III as prince and princess.
Archie, three, and Lillibet, one, are expected to be officially made prince and princess in the near future as Charles has agreed to issue a letter patent to grant the titles.
But after tense talks between the new king in recent days, the Sussexes have been left ‘furious’ that their children will also not receive the HRH title.
Harry and Meghan are said to have highlighted that Prince Andrew’s daughters Beatrice and Eugenie are said to have HRH status despite not working in the royal family.
A source told The Sun: ‘Harry and Meghan were concerned about the security issue and being prince and princess entitles them to some level of royal security.
“There have been a lot of talks in the last one week. They have been insisting that Archie and Lillibet are prince and princess.
‘They have been tireless since the death of the queen. But they’re outraged that Archie and Lillibet can’t take the HRH title.
‘That’s the agreement – they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not members of the royal family.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pictured with daughter Lilibet and son Archie shortly before Christmas last year
King Charles III walks behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin as it is carried in a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to The Palace of Westminster on Wednesday
The Sussexes are said to have been left ‘furious’ that their children would also not receive the HRH title
The photographs captured a poignant moment for the Duke of Sussex (the Duchess of Sussex left with right) as he held his head in his hand, shielding his eyes, and looked down as the Queen’s coffin was lifted. was taken inside the Palace of Westminster
Prince Harry and his brother Prince William stand by their wives Meghan and Kate as they overcome their bitter feud to honor their grandmother
Archie and Lillibet are entitled to the titles after the Queen’s death as part of the rules set by King George V in 1917 – which limited the number of royals who could use the HRH.
Meghan has previously claimed the HRH title was previously denied to Archie because of his race.
And when asked if it was ‘important’ for Meghan to have Archie called Prince, she said she has no attachment to the ‘grandness’ of the official title.
Meanwhile, the Sussexes stopped using their HRH styles after stepping down as senior working royals for a life in Los Angeles, and there were later calls for their Duke and Duchess titles to be removed.
In 1917, King George V issued new letter patents, which limited the number of members of the royal family with the title HRH.
The Queen’s Grandfather’s Rules stated that ‘the children of any sovereign of these realms and the children of the sons of any such sovereign and the eldest surviving son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales shall have the enjoyment of all time and style. The title or attribute of Royal Highness with the nominal dignity of their Prince or Princess with their respective Christian names or with their other honorific title.
When Archie was born seventh in line to the throne in May 2019, he was far below the line of succession.
Although he was the emperor’s great-grandson, he was not the first born son of a future king, so was not automatically a prince.
William, Kate, Harry and Meghan walk into the Palace of Westminster for a service on Wednesday
Harry and Meghan after a service to welcome the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall
It comes as Prince Harry seemed overwhelmed with emotion as he honored Queen Elizabeth II by being laid down in state service inside Westminster Hall on Wednesday.
As the late monarch’s coffin was placed in the hall, photographs captured a poignant moment for the Duke of Sussex as he held his head in his hand, shielding his eyes, and looked down.
Dressed in a suit adorned with medals, he stands next to the Duchess of Sussex, looking down with a sad expression on her face.
Prince Harry and his brother Prince William stand by their wives Meghan and Kate as they overcome their bitter feud to pay respects to their grandmother.
The Sussex Royals stood at the back of the group, with Harry directly behind William and Meghan directly behind Kate.
The touching moment marks the first time the couple has been seen together since a surprise walkout at Windsor Castle on Saturday, and a rare show together.
The royal couple left the building together, holding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s hand and the Princess of Wales gently rubbing her husband’s arm.