Questions have been raised as to why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie did not receive a title as a prince.
While the Royal Family decided not to grant Archie the title of His Royal Highness before he was born, the Duchess of Sussex's tell-all interview suggests it could be linked to concerns about the colour of his skin.
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"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation that he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title," Markle told host Oprah Winfrey.
"And also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."
Why Archie is not a prince
Rules established by King George V in 1917 limit the number of royal highnesses in the British monarchy. Only the children and grandchildren of a sovereign get the automatic right to the title HRH and prince or princess.
"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 this realm," his declaration reads.
This means Archie was not given the title of prince at his birth since he was only Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandson, not son or grandson.
Only if his grandfather Prince Charles were to ascend the throne, would Archie be given the title of a Prince.
But why do Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children get the title?
Under the rule, Prince William's eldest son George was a prince at birth because, as he is the firstborn child of the firstborn child of Prince Charles, he is the direct successor to the throne.
But the queen issued a 'letters patent' that ensured Prince William's other children, Charlotte and Louis, also gained the title of a prince and princess at birth.
She did not do this for Archie.
At the time of Archie's birth, British newspapers reported that Harry and Meghan had no problems with him not gaining the title because they wanted their son to have as normal a childhood as possible.
Prince Harry and Archie are currently sixth and seventh in line to the throne, behind Prince George (3rd), Princess Charlotte (4th) and one-year-old Prince Louis (5th).