The storm in the English royal family caused by the formal abandonment of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, continues to offer episode after episode. Now, the British press reveals that Prince Charles will make sure that his two-year-old grandson, Archie, never have the title of prince.
The 72-year-old heir to the throne has made it clear that Harry and Meghan’s child will have no place among the front-line members of the family as he plans to a more modest monarchy when he becomes king, something that won’t happen until his mother, 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, passes away.
The move has outraged the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and according to the Daily Mail, has caused a series of bitter accusations that the couple has led the Prince of Wales and the Royal Family from across the Atlantic.
A grandson of the sovereign has long had the right to bear the title of prince, but Charles is determined limit the number of key royal members, in his theory that the people do not wish to sustain the expenses of an ever-expanding monarchy.
Carlos has told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that he will change key legal documents to make sure Archie can’t get the title that he would once have inherited by right, according to a source close to the couple.
The decision, which prolongs months of tense behind-the-scenes discussions in the family, has sunk relations between Harry and his relatives through a new and dangerous minimum, according to him Daily Mail.
The full details of Charles’s plan for a smaller monarchy have never been revealed, but it has been speculated that only the heirs to the throne and their immediate families will receive full titles, financial support from the public treasury through the Sovereign Grant and police protection financed by the taxpayer.
In fact, Carlos and his younger brother, the Duke of York, have already disagreed about what security they should receive. Andrés’ daughters, the princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, in the future.