Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet doesn’t have a title or HRH style, and neither does her big brother Archie – but that could change in the future
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Her parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold royal titles, as do their older cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
But for Sussex’s youngest child, Lilibet, she has no title or HRH status and is known simply as Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
However, that could change in the future and she could become an HRH-style princess – and that’s because of a rule set more than 100 years ago.
But that won’t happen until his grandfather, Prince Charles, becomes king.
The tradition comes from Harry’s great-great-grandfather, George V, when he issued a Letters Patent in 1917.
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A spokesman for Debrett’s previously told the Mirror: “In 1917 King George V decreed that only the monarch’s grandchildren would be entitled to use the style of Prince or Princess and HRH, the only exception to this decree being the eldest son of Der The Prince of Wales’ eldest son would also be eligible to use the HRH and Prince style.
This means that originally only Prince George – as the monarch’s great-grandson in direct line of succession to the throne – was entitled to be a prince. He is the eldest son of the Prince of Wales’ eldest son.
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The Queen intervened before George’s birth to issue a Letters Patent to ensure George’s siblings would have matching titles.
However, this does not apply to Lilibet or her older brother Archie – although when Charles is king they will be the monarch’s grandsons and may be referred to as HRH and prince or princess.
When Lilibet was born last June, she was eighth in line to the throne – and is the highest-ranking person in the line of succession to be born outside the UK.
Mother Meghan gave birth to her in Santa Barbara and she and her father Harry have yet to bring her to the UK.
That means she never met her grandfather Charles or her great-grandmother the Queen in person.
There is hope that Harry, Meghan, Archie and Lilibet could come to the UK later this year to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
The bank holiday weekend also coincides with Lilibet’s first birthday on Saturday 4th June.
However, earlier this year, Harry released a statement saying he could not bring his wife and their two children to the UK due to a lack of security.
He is said to be keen on bringing Archie and Lilibet to visit his home country but claims he is unable to do so as Harry and Meghan lost their taxpayer-funded police protection when they stepped down as working royals.
The 37-year-old has requested a judicial review of a decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for himself and his family when they are in the UK
Harry was told he would no longer receive the same level of personal protective equipment when visiting from the US – although he did offer to pay for it himself.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/harry-meghans-daughter-lilibet-could-26688288 Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet could become HRH - but that's not going to happen just yet