Being a member of the Royal Family might be everyone else’s dream come true but it isn’t all that it is cracked up to be. Those living with official Royal titles have a more demanding life than those without official titles and definitely those of us regular civilian people who wouldn’t even come close to being a member of the Royal Family.
Have you ever wondered what life is really like for members of the Royal Family who don’t have official titles? Keep reading to find out more.
Some Royal Family members actually decline titles for their children. They do this for their children’s sake so that they can actually have a normal life growing up. They know that not having an official title in front of their name means a lot of different things for them and they prefer it this way. They want their kids to have a normal childhood and to grow up normal to live as a normal adult does.
There are many different Royals, not just from the UK either, that has declined any royal be added to their children’s name.
Town & Country reports that Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips declined the offer from Queen Elizabeth II for their kids, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindell. This also meant that when these two grew up and started their own families, their children didn’t get official titles either.
Another couple from The British Royal Family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle refused any Royal title for their son, baby Archie. However, they do call him Master Archie. His full-name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and he was born May 2019.
It seems to be a trend these days with more and more Royals moving away from official titles to live a normal life.
In fact, in 2019, the King of Sweden took the titles away from his five grandchildren. The parents of these children stated that they were very happy with the King’s decision to do this because now they are free to live normally.
But, what is a day in the life of these Royal Family members when they don’t have any official royal title in front of their name?
They don’t have to perform Royal duties. A Royal duty for a Royal Family member means the family member is required to attend certain events whether they don’t want to or not. However, it means the opposite for a family member without any title. If they don’t want to go to a certain event, they aren’t forced to.
Being a Royal family member without an official title also means much more freedom for them. This is the best part and what they enjoy the most.
They also get to enjoy a lot more privacy in their life. They aren’t constantly photographed by paparazzi or loyal fans.
When living life as a Royal without a title, and not having to attend certain events, they aren’t living in the spotlight like those with official titles.
They can walk down the street, go grocery shopping, and just do everything normal everyday people always do. They also get to work regular normal jobs when they don’t have official titles.