According to reports, King Charles is eager to formally bestow the titles of prince and princess on Archie and Lilibet, the children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. However, according to a royal expert, “there is a proviso and that caveat is trust.” During the most recent episode of True Royalty TV’s program titled “The Royal Beat,” host Katie Nicholl discussed rumors regarding whether or not Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, will be formally recognized by their new titles.

Due to the fact that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now legally entitled to the titles of being the monarch’s grandchildren. On the other hand, Nicholl brought up the fact that the children are still referred to as “master” and “miss” on the website of the royal family.

Nicholl is quoted as having said, “One of the interesting things that came out in all of this was the speculation about titles, and Archie and Lilibet, whether they would officially be acknowledged as Prince and Princess, the titles owed to them when Charles became King.” She continued, “They remain ‘Miss’ and ‘Master’ currently [on the Royal Website]. And I’m told that that is a very clear signal from the King. He’s willing to give those titles, but it comes with a caveat, and that caveat is trust. They have to know that they can trust the [Sussex] family,” according to the Daily Mail.

When Archie and Lilibet were born, they were already too far down the line of succession to be given the titles because of the regulations that had been established by King George V in 1917. However, because the Queen has passed away, they are now considered to be the monarch’s grandchildren rather than great-grandchildren, and they are authorized to use the titles in addition to HRH. This change in status came about because of the succession crisis. It has been suggested that because they did not actively participate in royal duties, they will not be granted the HRH titles.

According to Phil Dampier, an authority on the British royal family, it “would be a classic compromise” to grant them the titles of prince and princess but not HRH. He said, “The same thing happened to Diana and Fergie after they were divorced from Charles and Andrew. And of course Sarah Ferguson is still the Duchess of York today. Harry and Meghan should be pleased as using prince or princess sounds good in the States. But even though their children are still high up in the line of succession they will not be working royals, so it’s quite right they shouldn’t have [HRH] titles.”

In relation to this, a source said the following to The Sun: “Harry and Meghan were worried about the security issue and being prince and princess brings them the right to have certain levels of royal security. There have been a lot of talks over the past week. But they have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH. That is the agreement – they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not working royals.”