The Dukes of Sussex became parents for the second time. On June 4, Meghan Markle gave birth to a daughter. The baby received a name worthy of the royal family – the couple paid tribute to the queen and the prince’s mother, naming the girl Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Now the main thing for the parents of the newborn, and for the inhabitants of Great Britain, remains the question of whether the baby will receive the royal titles of father and mother and whether she will be able to claim the throne.
Little Lilibet has no problems with the line to the throne. She has royal blood in her, and she is the direct heiress of the House of Windsor. Lilibet immediately after birth became the eighth contender for the royal throne.
The first seven seats in the succession line will remain unchanged: Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
As for the title of a newborn, everything is much more complicated here. The royal family sacredly honors their own laws, even if they were written a century ago. So, according to the decree of 1917, which was signed by George V, the title of princess will not be given to Harry’s daughter.
This will be possible only if Prince Charles, once on the throne, issues a new decree in which all the heirs of his children can rightfully call the royal offspring princes and princesses, writes the Daily Mail.