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How very odd

The subject of Archie and Lilibet’s titles has caused much confusion since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last September amid claims that the King was undecided about whether they should use them.

The Royal family’s website, which lists them as sixth and seventh in the line of succession, still refers to them as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.

That should, of course, by Lady Lilibet, as the daughter of a Duke. And whatever they say, he’s really Earl of Dumbarton. I think that’s the subsidiary title, yes?

Aha! We have a fellow monomaniac!

It is a pity the Sussexes’ spokesman has a feeble grasp of titles in general. The Bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt Rev John Taylor, was called “Archbishop” in the announcement, but the Archbishop of Los Angeles is a Roman Catholic. In any case, canon lawyers agree, baptism of the Princess would be valid whether by Catholic or Anglican Episcopalian.

To add insult to confusion, the Sussexes’ announcement called the bishop “Reverend”, though he is Right Reverend. Of course, titles might not matter to some. But then why insist that Lilibet is a Princess?

12 thoughts on “How very odd”

  1. “In any case, canon lawyers agree, baptism of the Princess would be valid whether by Catholic or Anglican Episcopalian.”

    Would it ?

    Should never have repealed the Test Act, tsk tsk.

  2. Do these things depend on the King’s whim or on an Act of Parliament?
    Or on an Act of Parliament that enshrines the King’s whim in law?
    After all he’s only King by virtue of an Act of Parliament.

    Does anyone here know? Does anyone here care?

  3. Sparkles is a clueless Yank who very obviously thought that minor royalty have a great deal more power and influence than they actually do, and Harry’s as thick as mince. What can you expect?

  4. What would life be like as a Prince or Princess going to high school in California as young Americans.

    Or negotiating life as adults, having little actual contact with your royal relatives?

    Not an immediate problem, but something for the future, which KC won’t have to deal with.

    It pours water on any claim the Sussexes want these kids to have a normal life.

  5. ‘ The Royal family’s website, which lists them as sixth and seventh in the line of succession, still refers to them as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.’

    No it doesn’t:

    The line of Succession.

    6. Prince Archie of Sussex

    7. Princess Lilibet of Sussex

    They automatically became Prince and Princess when Charles became King.

    The sons and daughters of the Sovereign are Prince and Princess as are children of the Heir.

    The children of Ginger & Whinge were not entitled to Prince and Princess until Charles became Sovereign when they automatically became Prince and Princess according to protocol when the Queen died.

    Duchess Dumbarse didn’t understand that. As for Harry No-Brains – who knows?

  6. The monarchy is just another woke comedy institution.

    The Princess of Wales wore a Musie headscarf in our capital city today, and still had her filthy infidel woman handshake declined. Diversity!

  7. PJF – it’s always jarring seeing privileged white women LARPing as Mohammedinas, as if headscarves are a bit of fun dress up. I’ll also never forgive the Mussulmen for returning Theresa May to us unharmed.

    Queen Elizabeth had the magic and sparkle, but Charlie’s a Muggle. Not every monarch can be Richard the Lionheart, but there’s not much you can do with a man who talks to plants and wishes he was an ugly girl’s tampon.

    All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us.

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