Prince Archie’s profile has reappeared on the Buckingham Palace website, after the page was briefly shut down on Saturday afternoon.
Harry and Meghan’s three-year-old son, whose page was updated earlier this month to reflect his princely title and place in line to the throne, stopped working yesterday.
When users clicked on the page, it returned an error message saying: “The requested page could not be found.”
Today the page has returned, listing the royal, who will celebrate his fourth birthday on the same day as the King’s coronation on May 6, with his official title, Prince Archie of Sussex.
The photo on the page appears to be slightly different from the original photo used, with Meghan smiling as she looks at her newborn son, taken when the couple announced it to the world in 2019. Originally, the photo used featured Meghan smiling at Prince Harry. , in a shot taken on the same occasion.
Prince Archie of Sussex’s Buckingham Palace profile page is live once again after he went missing briefly yesterday. The image used is slightly different than the original photo on the page, with Meghan smiling as she looks at her son.
Archie, who is sixth in line to the throne, updated his page along with his one-year-old sister, Princess Lilibet Diana, earlier this month following a statement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they they were referring to the official titles of their children. as their ‘birthright’.
The line of succession was also updated to reflect the positions of Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet as sixth and seventh in line to the throne. Despite Archie’s page disappearing yesterday, the updated line of succession remained active. Femail has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
Following a statement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirming the christening of Princess Lilibet Diana in an intimate ceremony in Montecito, California, where the family now lives, the changes were made to the children’s profiles.
When news of the christening of year-old Princess Lilibet broke, the Sussexes’ statement referred to their children by their royal nicknames for the first time.
The Buckingham Palace website returned a “page not found” error message when searching for Prince Archie’s profile, just weeks after the three-year-old’s information was updated to reflect his princely title.
Original page: On March 9, the Buckingham Palace website was updated to reflect the new title for Prince Archie of Sussex following a statement from the Duke and Duchess confirming the christening of Princess Lilibet and stating that the princely titles of their children were their “birthright”.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle issued a statement following the news of Princess Lilibet Diana’s christening that princely titles were the “birthright” of their children. Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2019 in Cape Town with Prince Archie of Sussex
A spokesperson for the couple said at the time: “Children’s titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became monarch. This matter has been resolved for some time in keeping with Buckingham Palace.
After the statement was released, the Palace confirmed the titles and the line of succession would be updated ‘in due course’ with the changes made the next day.
Sources close to the Sussexes suggested they were frustrated that Buckingham Palace did not immediately recognize Archie and Lilibet’s titles after the Queen’s death in September 2022.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, and their three children, quickly changed their titles when Charles acceded to the throne in September.
But Archie and Lili didn’t switch until around 24 hours after the christening announcement earlier this month.
Until the change, the Sussexes’ children were listed as “Master” and “Miss” Mountbatten-Windsor on the site.
It is understood that despite the Sussexes’ repeated attacks on the institution of the monarchy and members of the royal family, there has been correspondence on the subject between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and royal aides.
A source told the Daily mirror: The appropriate talks took place before Lilibet’s christening.
While it’s understood the title will be used in formal settings, the couple won’t be using it in everyday conversation.
Therefore, it is likely that she is still referred to as ‘Lilibet’ in most settings.
It is understood that Harry and Meghan are keen not to deny their children their birthright, but will give them the chance to decide for themselves when they are older whether they want to give up or continue using the titles.
It will be up to Lilibet if she wants to describe herself as a princess.
Rules laid out by King George V in 1917 mean that Archie and Lili, as children of a sovereign, are automatically a prince and princess, but until yesterday there were questions about whether the Sussexes would wear it, and even if Charles would. block it after Megxit.
Previously, at the time of the late Queen’s death and the King’s accession last year, a spokesperson for the King undertook to update the names of Archie and Lilibet on the site “as information becomes available”.