EXPLAINER: Why is Harry and Meghan's son not a prince?
One of the most dramatic claims in Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey was that their son was denied a royal title, possibly because of the color of his skin. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP, File)LONDON – One of the most dramatic claims in Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey was the allegation that their son was denied a royal title, possibly because of his skin color. Harry and Meghan’s son, seventh in line to the British throne, is Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. In contrast, the children of Harry’s older brother, Prince William, are Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. AdA decree issued by King George V in 1917 limits the titles of prince and princess to the children of the monarch, children of the monarch’s sons and “the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales” — that’s William’s son Prince George.
Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift
This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. In a rare positive moment in the interview, Harry and Meghan revealed their second would be a girl. In response to a question from Winfrey, Harry said he wouldn’t have left royal life if not for his wife. Ad“I will say I went into it naively because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family,” Meghan said. But she did not fully comprehend the pressure of being linked to the prestigious royal family.
Royalty TV: UK monarchy and television have complex ties
Britains royal family and television have a complicated relationship. The medium has helped define the modern monarchy: The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was Britains first mass TV spectacle. (AP Photo/File)LONDON – Britain’s royal family and television have a complicated relationship. The medium has helped define the modern monarchy: The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s first mass TV spectacle. The fictionalized take of Netflix hit “The Crown” has molded views of the monarchy for a new generation, though in ways the powerful, image-conscious royal family can’t control.
No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan's take on royal split
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)LONDON – The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan. “Harry and Meghan are hugely popular,’’ Pauline Maclaran, a professor of marketing and author of “Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture,” told The Associated Press. “The firm” is a nickname for the royal family, sometimes used with affection and sometimes with a note of criticism. More damaging for the palace was the interview Prince Andrew, Harry’s uncle, did with the BBC in 2019. “It’s just such a mess,” said Penny Junor, who has written several books about the royals, including a biography of Harry.
Princess Eugenie and husband pick a name for their baby son
In this undated photo released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, Britain's Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank pose for a photo with their son. The couple have named their baby August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said Saturday. (Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank via AP)LONDON – Britain’s Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have named their baby boy August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said Saturday. Eugenie said on Instagram that the baby is named after his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, who had Augustus as a middle name. One of his middle names pays tribute to Eugenie’s grandfather, Prince Philip.
UK's Princess Eugenie gives birth to 1st child, a baby boy
This image from an Instagram post by Princess Eugenie on Tuesday Feb. 9, 2021, after she gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday. (Princess Eugenie via AP)LONDON – Britain’s Princess Eugenie has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday. Eugenie, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, welcomed their son at London’s Portland Hospital on Tuesday morning. The princess' baby, who weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, is her and Brooksbank’s first child and the queen’s ninth great-grandchild. Eugenie was born at the private Portland Hospital herself, as was her sister, Princess Beatrice.
Sarah, Duchess of York, to publish debut historical romance
FILE - In this Monday, March 7, 2016 file photo, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, salutes during a press event, in Mexico City. Ferguson has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)LONDON – Sarah, the Duchess of York, has landed a book deal for her debut novel for adults, a historical romance fictionalizing the life and loves of her great-great-great aunt. Sarah was married to Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's third child, but the couple divorced in the 1990s. Her novel, which was written with author Marguerite Kaye, is set to be published in August.
Princess Beatrice marries in private ceremony at Windsor
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019 file photo, Britain's Princess Beatrice with her fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, attend the wedding of Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling, in York, England. Buckingham Palace says that Princess Beatrice has got married in a private ceremony, with her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in attendance. Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi Friday, July 17, 2020 at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP, file)LONDON Princess Beatrice got married in a private ceremony Friday, with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in attendance, Buckingham Palace said Friday. Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
Lawyers: US not investigating Prince Andrew in Epstein probe
The firm, Blackfords LLP, said U.S. authorities requested the help of the son of Queen Elizabeth II for the first time in January after having investigated Epstein for 16 years. Berman has instead said that Andrew has provided zero cooperation to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe. Andrew has flatly denied he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Epstein. The woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has said Epstein forced her to have sex with Andrew in 2001, when she was 17. Epstein killed himself in a U.S. jail last summer as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges.