Harry and Meghan reject Archie's royal title because it has 'dumb' in it 1 year ago

Harry and Meghan reject Archie's royal title because it has 'dumb' in it

The debate over the royal title is ongoing.

A source close to Harry and Meghan has said they allegedly rejected a royal title for Archie was because it had the word "dumb" in it.


Prince Harry is the Earl of Dumbarton, a title that Archie would inherit if he received a royal title.

One source told The Telegraph: "They didn't like the idea of Archie being called the Earl of Dumbarton because it began with the word 'dumb'."

They added that the couple would be "worried about how that might look".

A different source also told the publication that it "wasn't just Meghan who pointed out the potential pitfalls", but that it "also bothered Harry".


The debate over Archie's titles has been ongoing for some time now.

Meghan had previously stated that her children would not receive royal titles under the reign of Prince Charles.

During her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan shared her concern over the "idea of the first member of colour in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be."


She continued: "There’s a convention - I think it’s the George V or George VI convention - that when you’re the grandchild of the monarch, so when Harry’s dad becomes king, automatically, Archie and our next baby would become prince or princess.

"It’s not their right to take away. Even with that convention I’m talking about, while I was pregnant, they said they want to change the convention for Archie. Well, why?"

At the time, man disputed Meghan's statement. However, she turned out to be correct.

The Mail on Sunday revealed that Charles wants to limit the number of key royals, due to high costs, which means that Archie won't be considered as one.


Charles has apparently told the Sussexes that he is changing key legal documents to make sure that Archie won't get a title at all, despite it usually being inherited at birth.