Meghan Markle knew that her life would change dramatically when she became part of the royal family, but it seems she wasn’t fully prepared for the strict rules that she now has to follow as the Duchess of Sussex. A new report claims that Markle wants to write a new tell-all book to give fans some behind-the-scenes info about how she went from a Hollywood actress to British royalty, but the palace has shut it down.
According to Radar Online, Markle wanted to write a memoir that would not only tell her story but also give some insight into her healthy and fashionable lifestyle. But, the palace doesn’t want her exposing any royal secrets.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images – Chris Jackson
“Meghan had started keeping notes about her life, which will include a few personal details about Harry and baby Archie, but will mainly focus on her lifestyle, health, fashion, and design choices,” revealed an insider. “The only problem is, Palace staffers — and the Queen — are firm in their disapproval, worrying that it will be received as a salacious tell-all.”
The 37-year-old has definitely done things her own way since becoming a royal – wearing trendy fashion, starting a separate Instagram page, and keeping her son out of the public eye – but the palace is drawing the line at writing a book.
The source says that Markle wants to get this creative project off the ground, but she is “being stifled at every turn” because the palace doesn’t want the Duchess of Sussex causing any embarrassment.
The royal family rebel has also decided – along with her husband, Prince Harry – that their son would not have a royal title, which is why his name on his birth certificate was Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Unlike Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – a royal title did not automatically go to baby Archie because of Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather King George V.
In 1917, King George issued a Letters Patent that limited royal titles to only the children and grandchildren of the monarch in the male line, as well as the first son of the oldest son of the heir. Under that rule, only Prince George would have a title since he is the first son of Prince William, who is the oldest son of the heir, Prince Charles.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
However, in 2013, Queen Elizabeth amended the rule and granted titles to all of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children, but she didn’t do the same thing for the children of Prince Harry, who is officially His Royal Highness Henry Charles David Duke of Sussex and the sixth in line to the throne.
Archie Harrison is seventh in line to the throne, and that means he is still entitled to receive a royal title. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want their son to have a normal upbringing, so they have opted to skip the title for now, and let him make that decision when he gets older.