Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are expected to retain their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But the death of the queen means that, according to conventions set by George V, their children, Archie and Lilibet, will now receive the titles of prince and princess.
When Archie was born, he was too far down the line of succession for the title of prince. But now, as the grandson of a ruler, he can be a prince. The same convention applies to Lilibet.
Harry and Meghan, however, are no longer working members of the Royal Family, having stepped down in 2020. And in light of Meghan assertion to Oprah Winfrey that Archie was not made a prince at birth due to his mixed heritage, there are many questions about the status of their titles.
As of now, there has been no confirmation that they will be conferred on Archie and Lili, as it is called. BuzzFeed News has reached out to a spokesperson for Sussex for clarification.
Prince Edward, the current Earl of Wessex, was originally destined to become the Duke of Edinburgh after the death of his father, Prince Phillip, who previously held that title. But nothing has been announced yet, so the decision on whether that happens seems to be up to the new king.
Charles’ brother, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, has been stripped of his royal duties as well as his military titles and patronages after he was accused of sexual abuse in civil court in the United States (allegations he denied).
There are rumors as to whether King Charles should “permanently eliminate“Prince Andrew now that the Queen is dead. Guess we just have to wait and see!
How long will it be before the Queen’s face is removed from the money and stamps?
Currently, there are 4.5 billion sterling banknotes in circulation featuring the Queen’s face. Replacing them will likely take at least two years, depending on the Guardian.
The Royal Mail said in a statement that the stamps with the effigy of the late queen will remain valid “until the end of January 2023”. The Royal Mail will then be change stamps representing the profile of the new monarch.
Want to know more about what happens to special stamps, mailboxes and flags? The Guardian explains all this in more detail.
What happens to the British national anthem?
The lyrics of the national anthem will revert to its original title of “God Save the King” (it was changed to Queen when the monarch was female).
What happens to the Queen’s costumes and dresses?
Honestly, we have no idea where the queen’s clothes go, but it’s been a while since rumored that Queen Elizabeth II has never worn the same outfit more than twice to important events. After wearing them, she reportedly sent her clothes back to her dressers, who were then allowed to wear or sell them.