Archie and Lilibet won't be prince and princess according to new update to Royal Family website
For the royal family, the past few days have been intense, no doubt.
They lost a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. They are busy planning a funeral that will be watched by millions and millions of people from across the world. They have to come to terms with things like suddenly having brand new titles and roles – the former Prince Charles is now King Charles. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are now the Prine and Princess of Wales, and their children have suddenly brand new last names too.
From having been Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge, the three royal siblings are now to be known by the names Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Lous of Wales.
However, not everyone has new titles – and as the Royal Family website has been updated twice over the past few days to reflect the current Line of Succession, this has become clear.
In the time that has amounted since Charles was officially proclaimed King at St James's Palace yesterday, a number of official titles have been confirmed online – and the list now reads as follows:
The Royal Family website now shows Prince William's new title as The Prince of Wales and has also altered his three children's titles from Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Wales.
However, following the update, many have been eager to point out that the children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not seen any change in how they are listed – and remain as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
This is despite the fact that according to the rules set out by the late Queen's grandfather, King George V, in Letters Patent from 1917, all the children of the sovereign, the male-line grandchildren and the Prince of Wales's eldest son were all allowed to hold a princely title.
This would mean that Archie and Lili - as male-line grandchildren of the sovereign - could have an HRH style. But as King Charles has often spoken of his desire to have a 'slimmed-down monarchy' and has the ability to issue a new Letters Patent, he might opt not to give Prince Harry and Meghan's children official titles.
And as per the latest updates to the Royal website, it might just look like they will remain Master and Miss, and not become Prince and Princess.