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King Charles Offered Prince Harry & Meghan's Children Their Titles As 'An Olive Branch'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on March 12, 2023 at 9:00 PM EDT

It is no news that things have been heated in the monarchy system after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle resigned from their royal positions and relocated to the US. Adding coal to the fire, the couple has been dropping bombshells about the family's inner workings.

The latest update in the family is that Harry and Meghan's children were given their formal titles finally. However, a source claims King Charles had a role in making that happen as a way to restore the broken bridge between the royals and his son's family. 

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Since leaving the UK, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed unsavory details about their time in the royal family. However, it seems the new head of the British clan has tried to fix their differences since 2022.

As shared by DailyMail, King Charles allegedly approved the use of Prince and Princess for his grandchildren — grandson Archie and granddaughter Lilibet. The monarch reportedly allowed the titles during a "private conversation" with Prince Harry after the Queen's funeral.

Although the 74-year-old's actions seemed like that of a concerned grandfather, the news outlet revealed it might be a peace offering. The King's acceptance of his grandchildren's royal titles came after reports of the Duke and Duchess's worries.

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The couple had reportedly been "obsessed" with the idea that the monarch might stop their children from being a prince and a princess. However, in his defense, royal sources claimed King Charles was not a tyrant and would never punish his grandchildren in such ways.

Given the situation, the monarch's actions seemed like an olive branch to quell the rumors. Despite the ongoing drama between the members of the Royal family and the Sussexes, there have been discussions about the title matter between the Duke and Duchess and royal aides.

By right, Prince Harry and Meghan's children became prince and princess following King Charles' ascent to the throne. However, the couple's kids remained addressed as "master" and "miss" on the Buckingham Palace website for the past six months.

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Although the change had not been implemented on the royal's end, the Duke and Duchess recently described their daughter as "Princess Lilibet Diana." A spokesman for the couple confirmed the use of her title in a statement, noting the change occurred at the little girl's private christening ceremony on March 3.

As for using the children's titles on the royal family website, PEOPLE reported that there are plans to update the platform to reflect Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet Diana's proper titles.

Regarding the matter, a representative Of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the news outlet that the royal titles rightfully belonged to their kids.

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"The children's titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became monarch," the spokesperson said. "This matter has been settled for some time in alignment with Buckingham Palace."

Unlike Prince William's children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet did not get their titles at birth because they were great-grandchildren of the late monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. However, upon her death, they could receive the titles thanks to their grandfather.

The Royal Family Snubbed Princess Lilibet's Christening Despite Receiving Invitations To The Event

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Despite the "olive branch" from the current monarch, it seems the bad blood between the Sussexes and the royal family continues to grow. Per reports, the prominent members of the monarchy system were absent from Princess Lilibet's christening ceremony in Los Angeles.

A source claimed Prince Harry and Meghan invited King Charles alongside his royal consort Queen Camilla. The Duke's brother Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, also received an invitation, but no one attended the event.

According to an informant, the March 3 ceremony featured an intimate gathering of loved ones. The list included the Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, Lilibet's celebrity godfather, Tyler Perry, an undisclosed godmother, and about 20-30 guests.

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Princess Lilibet Diana was christened by the Right Reverend John Harvey Taylor, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, as shared by the couple's spokesperson. Although the event did not include her royal relatives, it appeared to be a success without them.

Prince Harry previously confessed in a heartfelt interview that he wanted his children to have a better relationship with the royal family. In the Duke of Sussex's words:

"I've said before that I've wanted a family, not an institution—so of course, I would love nothing more than for our children to have relationships with members of my family, and they do with some, which brings me great joy."

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