Prince Archie’s profile on the Buckingham Palace website appears to have disappeared, just weeks after it was updated to reflect his royal title.
The eldest son of Prince Harry, 38, and Meghan Markle, 41, who will celebrate his fourth birthday on the king’s coronation day on May 6, displays an error message on the Buckingham Palace site.
The three-year-old’s page now displays an error message saying “the page you requested could not be found” when people try to click on it, which comes just a few weeks after the Palace updated it to reflect its title Official royal as Prince Archie. from Sussex.
The line of succession, which has also been updated to reflect Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’s positions as sixth and seventh in line to the throne, is still an active page and the children remain in the right place.
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The Buckingham Palace website displays 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.
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 official titles have been updated on the website and the line of succession has also been updated. modified to reflect its location. as sixth and seventh in line of succession to the throne.
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.
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.
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 they were his “birthright.”
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”.