Meghan Markle Might Have Been 'Wrong In Her Interpretation' Of Protocol Around Son Archie's Titles, 'Finding Freedom' Co-Author Says

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May. 3 2021, Updated 11:32 a.m. ET

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It's been two months since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made several bombshell claims about the royal family, including that the monarchy refused to give their son, Archie, a prince title because they were "concerned" over his skin color

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However, the Suits star, 39, may not have fully understand royal protocols, Omid Scobie, the co-author of Finding Freedom, said. 

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“If we are only going by what Meghan said to Oprah and what the palace have said so far about the situation with Archie, perhaps one can assume that Meghan was wrong in her interpretation of it,” Scobie said in Discovery’s new documentary called Harry and Meghan: Recollections May Vary.

He added, "But we also know that there is much more this story that we don't know about."

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King George V established a written order stating that only royal children who are in the direct line of succession to the throne — meaning Queen Elizabeth's grandchildren and the eldest grandchild of Prince Charles — could receive HRH titles. 

Prince William and Kate Middeton's three kids, Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, all hold prince or princess titles, while Archie, who turns 2 this month, does not. 

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If Harry and Meghan didn't leave the royal family in 2020, then he "would've been given a title when Prince Charles became king," an insider said after the interview aired.

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During the tell-all, which aired on March 7, they said members of the royal family "didn't want him to be a prince or a princess, which would be different from protocol,” she said. 

Later on, the couple was adamant that Archie needed security, even if he didn't have a royal title. “It was really hard. … This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy where I’m going, ‘Hold on a second. How does that work? … If he’s not gonna be a prince, he needs to be safe,'" Meghan shared.

But when the pair learned they weren't going to have security for their little boy, they received "no explanation" as to why. “I heard a lot of it through Harry and other parts through conversations with family members,” she said. “It was a decision they felt was appropriate.”

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