According to Omid Scobie, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Suusex, was ‘false in her understanding of royal etiquette’ when she said Archie was not declared a prince because of his skin colour.
During her explosive interview with US TV host Oprah Winfrey, the royal biographer and co-author of ‘Finding Freedom’ acknowledged that Prince Harry’s wife was ‘false in her understanding of royal protocol.’
Omid Scobie made the remarks at the premiere of Discovery+’s latest documentary ‘Harry and Meghan: Recollections Can Vary.’
During the interview, Meghan said that her son Archie was not made a prince due to a change of policy, which she claims is due to his mixed race background.
The royal observer, who is said to be friends with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, appears to have refuted the Duchess of Sussex’s assertion, claiming that the use of HRH titles only extends to the monarch’s children and grandchildren, and that Meghan seemed to have misunderstood the George V convention.
“If we are only going by what Meghan said to Oprah and what the palace have said so far about the situation with Archie, perhaps one can assume that Meghan was wrong in her interpretation of it.”
Archie will not be entitled to such a title at birth because he is a great grandchild of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, according to a media source.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Harry and Meghan’s son, is seventh in line to the throne, but not in immediate succession. Meghan exacerbated the situation by saying that the royal family failed to supply Archie with state-funded care.
Meghan and Harry are enjoying life in their new Montecito mansion after stepping down as senior royals. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex lost their state-funded protection after their shocking decision to leave their lives as working royals to relocate to California.