Harry and Meghan technically don't have official custody of baby Archie 1 year ago

Harry and Meghan technically don't have official custody of baby Archie

Excuse me?

So as we all know, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed a baby a few months ago.


Baby Archie Mountbatten Windsor came into the world, and he's just darling.

However, apparently his mum and dad don't technically have custody of the bub.


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According to News.com.au, the royal family have a pretty peculiar custody arrangement with the Queen.

Royal expert Marlene Koenig revealed to the publication that Elizabeth II has full legal custody over some of the royals.

“The sovereign has legal custody of the minor grandchildren,” she said.


“This goes back to King George I, and the law’s never been changed."

“He did it because he had a very poor relationship with his son, the future King George II, so they had this law passed that meant the King was the guardian of his grandchildren.”

King George I decided the monarch’s “right of supervision extended to his grandchildren and this right of right belongs to His Majesty, King of the Realm, even during their father’s lifetime.”

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So this basically means that The Queen is the legal guardian to Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte.


And she is the legal guardian of Archie, too.

This means that if the couple were ever to divorce, Meghan would in theory have to fight the Queen herself for custody of the kids.