One Theory Is That Duchess Meghan And Prince Harry Didn’t Give Baby Archie A Title So He Can Be “Ordinary”
It’s being reported that the reason Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry chose not to give their new baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a title isn’t because he already has a bunch of names and doesn’t need more. It’s because they want him to grow up and be an “ordinary” person. Look at them wanting to be “normal.” Well bitch, “normal” is struggling to pay bills! That’s what you want?!
Vanity Fair reports that there is a lot more to Archie’s name than just making us think that Meghan and Harry are Riverdale superfans. Meghan and Harry specifically did not give Archie any titles and this suggests that they have plans for their son–non-royal plans. An aide for the Royals said:
“While there are courtesy titles that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could apply to their son, they have chosen not to give him ‘courtesy titles’ at this time.”
Royal historian, Kate Williams, had this to say about the choice to go title-less:
“The fact that they have chosen not to use a title suggests they want this baby to have a relatively ordinary life. When Archie is older he will likely have to go out and get a job. He will be a minor royal and will have to be prepared for a life of work. If the Commonwealth becomes a smaller entity, there will be less work for the royals overseas.”
Sources are saying they believe the decision to not give Archie a title may also have to do with Harry and his experience with royal fame and life in the spotlight. Sources say this is one of the reasons he and Meghan moved to Windsor. There will be no His Royal Highness before Archie’s name, but Archie will be entitled to use the title: Earl of Dumbarton, which is one of Harry’s subsidiary titles.
Archie is still getting one unofficial title though, because he’s The Queen’s First Biracial Grandchild. Professor Williams calls him: “a historically important baby. He affects a multicultural bridge.” Racism is solved!
Listen, congrats on these royals for wanting to not give Archie a title, but let’s stop pretending that’s going to make him “ordinary”. I think it’s time we come up with another saying for when rich and famous people say they want to act like the gentry. We need to be more specific. Like: “I want to be rich and famous, but less inconvenienced by it.” Or: “I want to still have means and access, but none of the responsibility attached.” I think that’s more clear and much less offensive to my broke ass.