Prince George and Archie to inherit royal birthright

Prince George and Archie to inherit royal birthright
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Prince George and Archie to inherit royal birthright. Lilibet and Charlotte will miss out though.

As part of their Royal birthright, Prince George and Archie will inherit peerages. In Britain, though the law of male primogeniture is still in place. This means that Lilibet and Charlotte will not inherit their royal birthright. The law sees that hereditary peerages are passed down the male line.

The law means that Lilibet Diana will not be able to inherit the dukedom from the Duke of Sussex. Archie will have the chance though.


Speaking to The Express, Constitutional expert Ian MacMarthanne explained the issue.

He commented: “Archie will on the death of his father become Duke of Sussex.

“Presently he is at liberty by convention to be called Earl of Dumbarton being his fathers senior subsidiary titles.”

The expert went on to add: “At that moment, by law, Archie will become, whether he chooses to be or not, HRH Prince Archie of Sussex for life.

“At his death, the HRH dies too, he can pass on to any male heir the title Duke of Sussex, but not HRH or Prince. This comes from George V’s letters patent of 1917 regulating the HRH.”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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