Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, is making moves to ensure Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie, doesn’t become a prince.
The Prince is reportedly trying to prone the eye-popping cost of the monarchy to taxpayers, and is set to change key legal documents to ensure peripheral members of their family do not have titles in the monarchy.
Charles who is the heir apparent to the throne holds the notion that the public are fed up of footing the bill for fringe members of the Royal family.
Reports hold that Harry and Meghan learned about the decision shortly before their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
According to reports, legal documents will be changed to make sure that Archie does not become a Prince, a title usually bestowed on grandchildren of the monarch.
Prince Charles reportedly even clashed with younger brother Andrew over plans to slim-down the monarchy.
The Royal family got £69.4 million public-funded Sovereign Grant in 2020, but this does not include additional costs such as security, which is funded by police.
It has been estimated that the true cost of the royal family is £345 million per year to taxpayers.
The Mail on Sunday was quoted as saying: “Harry and Meghan were told Archie would never be a Prince, even when Charles became King,”
The newspaper noted that the decision has plunged relations between the Sussexes and the royals to a “dangerous new low”.
The couple were said to have been shocked to learn that Harry’s father will go as far as changing the Letters Patent in order to deny Archie the title.
Archie could have used the Earl of Dumbarton title when he was born, but Harry and Meghan were said to have been confident that a more prestigious position would be given to him when Charles becomes king. Now their hopes may have hit the wall.