Here’s why Prince Harry and Meghan’s daughters won’t inherit a title

2018-06-05 17:06
 

Cape Town - Now that the wedding’s over, what do people expect from Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex? A royal baby of course! But their future children might not inherit a title.

The titles Queen Elizabeth gave to her grandson Prince Harry (33) and his wife, Meghan (36), on their wedding day can only be inherited by a male heir, People reports. So if the newlyweds don’t have any sons, the title will die out.

But it’s possible that royal protocol could be changed, as it has in the past.  

Thanks to 2013’s Succession to the Crown Act, birth order determines who’s next in line to the British throne regardless of gender. This means that Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter, Princess Charlotte (3), won’t be passed over in favour of her younger brother, Prince Louis, who was born on 23 April, US Weekly reports.

Many organisations have been campaigning that a change is made to the legislation to allow women to carry on their family titles, the Daily Mail reports.

As for the royal pair’s plans to start a family, in an interview with BBC Harry revealed they hope to become parents one day.

“Not, not currently no. No, of course [we do], you know,” Harry replied when the subject of kids came up during the duo’s joint engagement interview. “I think, you know, one step at a time, and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”

Sources: usmagazine.com, elle.com, people.com, dailymail.com

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