“For Meghan, it’s just as important for Archie to learn about her family history as it is for him to learn about his royal ancestors, so she plans to go on a trip to L.A. with him once she’s comfortable taking him on a plane,” a source told Us Weekly.
Since the former actress, 37, became a duchess when she married Harry, 34, in May 2018, she’s been known to play by her own rules, often breaking royal protocol. Now that she’s embarking a new journey as a mother, that will unlikely not change. If you’re wondering why baby Archie doesn’t get referred to as a prince, it’s because his parents want to raise him as “normal” as possible.
“Meghan likes to do things her way,” the insider added. “She’s a very strong woman who wants to use her role to modernize the monarchy, which is one of the reasons she and Harry decided to reject a title for Archie. [She and Prince Harry] want their son to lead a normal life.”
However, in time, there is a possibility the royal baby could gain the title of Prince — that is, once his grandfather Prince Charles takes the throne as king and if Meghan and Harry change their mind. According to the 1917 Letter’s Patent, only the grandchildren of the sovereign receive royal titles at birth. Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children are referred to as Princes and Princess because their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth issued a patent for that to be their titles in 2012.
For now, though, the new parents seem to be more focused on the joys of parenthood, and we don’t blame them. “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing,” Meghan told the press when introducing her son to the world. We couldn’t be happier for the duke and duchess!