While Prince Harryand wife Meghan Markle have moved over to the US and stepped down as senior royals, experts have claimed they are still very keen to hold onto their royal ties.
The Duke of Sussex has made no secret of that fact that he wants to reconcile with his estranged family members, most notably his father, King Charles III and his brother Prince William.
And now the couple's use of royal titles for their children, which was revealed during the announcement of daughter Lilibet's christening earlier this month, has insinuated that the pair's royal connections are still important to them.
Speaking on the Pod Save the King podcast, host Zoe Forsey and the Daily Mirror's Royal Editor Russell Myers said: “This is a sign that Harry and Meghan want their children to still have those royal ties, which suggests that – however much they've criticised, what they've been through and their treatment – those links are still important to them."
Myers added that he thinks “Harry still longs for that association” with his family, and that it could potentially be a case of the prince being “torn between his upbringing” and his royal roots.
Continuing with the conversation, Forsey suggested that the prince and princess announcements could be a positive step towards reconciliation between Harry and Meghan and the Windsors.
“I think when you dig very deep and you've cut everything else away, this is a positive thing,” she explained.
“They're not saying, ‘we want nothing to do with the royals anymore’, which other people have been suggesting. It does say they do want those royal ties which I think could have been a positive thing.”
Lillibet's christening was confirmed via a spokesperson statement that read: “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.”
This was the first time the term princess was used for the couple's daughter. Both Archie and Lilibet weren’t eligible for ‘prince’ and ‘princess’ titles when they were born, due to a rule enforced by King George V in 1917. It stated that only the children and grandchildren of the sovereign had the right to use prince, princess and HRH.
This of course changed when Charles took over the throne.
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