Be it professional reason or personal – Royal family stays in the limelight throughout the year. Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to leave the Royal tag, they have been in the news too.
Recently, their son Archie has come in the news as the royal expert claimed that he will become a prince when Prince Charles, his grandfather is the king of England. However, he is also bound by a restrictive rule of Royal and when he will become an adult – he’ll need permission from the monarch to marry as well.
Archie to need permission to tie the knot
Archie is growing up in Santa Barbara, California but without a royal title. His full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and his parents decided not to give him a title. Meanwhile, he remains seventh-in-line to the Royal seat and will move up the line of succession as Prince Charles ascends after Queen Elizabeth II.
When Charles will become the king after the queen the next will be in line are – Prince William and his children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis which is followed by Harry and Archie.
On the other hand, while Archie will become a prince, he will have to decide whether he wants to be called His Royal Highness after reaching 18 as his parents – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle remained the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when they quit as senior members of the royal family earlier this year but they don’t use the His and Her Royal Highness as their titles.
Meanwhile, according to the 2013 Succession of the Crown Act rule of Iain MacMarthanne, royals who are placed at sixth to the throne and above must ask the presiding monarch for permission to marry. The royal expert said to The Express that as per the rules, Archie may need the permission from his grandfather or William when he decides to tie the knot – even if he doesn’t accept his HRH title when he will be 18.
However the situation could be changed if one of Archie’s three cousins – Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, tie the knot and become the parents first, then Archie wouldn’t require any permission, as he will no longer be sixth in line at that time. If not this, there will be another way out too. If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have a fourth child, then also Archie won’t have to seek any permission.
However, he is far away from all of these as of now as he is too young and his parents want to raise him away from all the limelight. An insider said to Us Weekly earlier this year that Harry “wants to shield his son from the negativity and tension he would’ve been exposed to back in England. Harry knows what it’s like to grow up in the spotlight, and he wants to give Archie the most normal upbringing possible.”