The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son will be sixth in the line to the throne.
Meghan Markle Prince Harry Royal Baby Archie

While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are settling into their new Los Angeles home after stepping away from their royal duties earlier this year, Archie's ties to the United Kingdom are actually just beginning. According to Us Weekly, the royal couple's son will be named a prince once Prince Charles becomes king, following Queen Elizabeth's reign.  

Even though Archie will officially become a prince at that point, he will be able to decide if he wants to continue to use the title and be called "His Royal Highness" after he turns 18, the Express reported. After Prince Charles becomes king, Archie will fall sixth in the line to the throne—after Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Prince Harry. Unless, that is, one of Kate and William's children gets married first and has kids of their own; then, their little ones would move ahead of Archie in the line of succession.

Archie might also have to abide by certain rules per the 2013 Succession of the Crown Act when he, like his cousins, decides to get married down the road. "Should the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wish to marry, they will be required to seek the sovereign's permission," Iain MacMarthanne, royal expert, shared with Express.

Only time will tell how Archie and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will connect with the royal family in the future, but according to a Us Weekly insider, Prince Harry "wants to shield his son from the negativity and tension he would've been exposed to back in England. Harry knows what it's like to grow up in the spotlight, and he wants to give Archie the most normal upbringing possible."


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