Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry’s baby are very unlikely to become king or queen. Pictured: Markle and Prince Harry watch a musical performance at Canada House, the offices of the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, during an event to mark Commonwealth Day, in central London, on March 11, 2019. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby are unlikely to become the future king or queen.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will soon welcome the newest addition to their family. Markle is reportedly due in a few weeks and is already on maternity leave.

Currently, Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne, and his son or daughter will follow his rank in the succession. There is still a possibility that the Sussexes’ ranks will go down in the future if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have more children or if their kids will have their own families. Thus, Prince Harry and Markle’s baby is unlikely to become the next monarch.

“A member of the royal family who is seventh in line to the throne could not possibly be King or Queen especially as George, Charlotte and Louis are likely to have families,” royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.

This might be an advantage to Prince Harry and Markle’s baby as he or she will enjoy “much more freedom.” In addition, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said earlier that they wanted their children to enjoy their privacy.

“Though it is obviously much too early to be precise, we know that Harry and Meghan want the new baby to have as much privacy as possible as they will be based at Frogmore Cottage which will be ideal,” the expert added.

Although Prince Harry and Markle’s baby will only be seventh in line to the throne, Fitzwilliams believes that it won’t lessen the global excitement over the newest member of the royal family.

Aside from never being a ruling monarch, it is also likely that Prince Harry and Markle’s baby might never receive any royal titles. According to royal expert Imogen Lloyd Webber, the Queen’s permission is necessary for this to happen. However, it is very likely for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to follow Princess Anne’s route, according to the expert.

Webber said that Queen Elizabeth II might not allow Prince Harry and Markle’s baby to be called prince or princess because the “monarchy needs to be slimmed down” and the Duke of Sussex has already been moved down the line of succession.

But this may not matter to the couple. Prince Harry reportedly wants to live a normal life and was even dubbed a “reluctant royal.” If his kids won’t have any royal titles, it will be easier for them to enjoy normal lives just like what the prince wants for him and for them.