In the latest development within the British Royal Family, tensions have reportedly risen over the uncertain future of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children within the monarchy. Sources close to the family suggest that King Charles III may have employed tactics involving his grandchildren, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, to exacerbate the ongoing rift with the Duke and Duchess of Suss*x.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who stepped back from their royal duties in 2020, have been at the center of a protracted and public dispute with the royal establishment. According to royal author Omid Scobie, this conflict has taken a new turn with the delayed conferment of official titles to the couple's children.
In his latest book, "Endgame," Scobie delves into these allegations, citing a six-month delay by King Charles in bestowing titles upon four-year-old Archie and two-year-old Lilibet.
Royal Title Delay Fallout
As Scobie reported on GB News, this delay was communicated to Prince Harry not by the King himself but through a secretary.
The titles, expected to be formalized in early 2023, are considered the children's birthright following Charles' ascension to the throne in September 2022. The decision to postpone these titles is seen by many as a significant snub that continues to "hurt" the Suss*xes, according to Scobie.
A source close to Harry and Meghan disclosed to Scobie the couple's discomfort and unease at witnessing the disparate treatment of their children compared to the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
This difference in treatment has been a point of contention and has contributed to the ongoing estrangement between the Suss*xes and the rest of the Royal Family. Harry and Meghan remain committed to allowing their children to choose their paths in these complex royal dynamics.
The couple has stated that while they will not deny Archie and Lilibet their birthright, the decision to embrace or relinquish their royal titles will ultimately be left to the children themselves. This approach underscores the Suss*xes' desire to independently navigate their family's future, even as the royal feud unfolds.