Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Daughter, Lilibet, Inherits New Royal Title

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Daughter, Lilibet, Inherits New Royal Title

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. . (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

As the grandchild of King Charles III, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s daughter, Lilibet, is now considered a princess in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

On June 4, 2021, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter into the world at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The tiny tot is named after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

Even though Lili did not receive a royal title when she was born (just like her brother, Archie), she is technically now a princess based on the current rules, issued by King George V in 1917. Those rules state that the title of prince or princess goes to the sons and daughters of the sovereign, grandchildren born to the sovereign’s sons, and the eldest son of the Prince of Wales’s eldest son. Archie is also now considered a prince.

Lili is currently seventh in line to the British throne, following Harry and Archie, who hold the fifth and sixth spots, respectively. It’s still unclear whether or not Lili will actually use her new royal title.