The royal family is reportedly in danger because of Meghan Markle and her son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Royal expert Daniela Esler told News.co.au that the royal family is changing, with fewer members wishing or being able to give themselves and their children royal titles. This was made evident by Markle and her son, who did not receive a royal title after birth.
“The venerable institution is in danger not because of clamoring republicans or penny-pinching Westminster types who resent paying for one particular already rich family to have their own train. Rather, this is a gradual but persistent erosion happening from within its gilded mist,” she said.
Esler said that less people seem to want to be a part of the royal family, and Archie’s birth just highlighted this. The royal expert also said that out of the Queen’s eight grandchildren, Prince William is the only one who gave his children royal titles.
“Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall didn’t give their progeny titles and probably would not have even if they could, given comments they have made saying they were ‘lucky’ to grow up in relative normalcy. Princess Eugenie’s sprogs (if and when she adds to the York line) won’t be titled and Princess Beatrice’s kids would only get a title if she married a bona fide Prince, Duke, Earl, or Lord,” Esler said.
The royal expert also said that by the looks of it, royal titles are no longer high in demand, at least among the younger generation of royals.
Meanwhile, since Archie was not given a royal title after his birth, he can pursue his own career and interests and won’t be subjected to the public scrutiny that his royal cousins could receive. Prince Harry and Markle decided not to give their son a royal title due to the Duke of Sussex’s own negative experiences with the media especially after the death of Princess Diana.