Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Peter Phillips arrive in the Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Phil Noble-WPA Pool/Getty Images/IBTimes


  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's pages on the royal family's website were right below William and Kate's before their royal exit
  • The Sussexes' pages were pushed to sit below Princess Anne's after they quit royal duties in 2020
  • The couple's pages now sit just above Prince Andrew's after Charles became King

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's position on the British royal family's official website has changed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Over the weekend, eagle-eyed fans noticed that the pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pushed all the way down to the bottom of the list on the royal family's website.

According to Page Six, when Prince Harry and Markle were still working members of the royal family, their dedicated pages were placed right below those of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who were recently named the new Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles III.

Following their departure from royal life in 2020, Prince Harry and Markle's pages were pushed to sit below Princess Anne's.

However, after King Charles assumed the British throne earlier this month, the Sussexes, who are now based in California, were pushed further down the page and now sit right on top of disgraced Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his royal titles and military appointments after being accused of sexual assault. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Prince Harry and Markle were in Europe for a series of charitable engagements when the Queen passed away at the age of 96 on Sept. 8. The couple extended what would have been a week-long trip by several days to join the members of the royal family in mourning the late monarch's death.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly flew back to California to reunite with their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, shortly after the Queen's funeral on Sept. 19.

The Times royal editor Roya Nikkhah recently reported that King Charles has not yet decided whether Prince Harry and Markle's children will be allowed to use the titles prince and princess. The indecision is allegedly "heightening tensions" between the monarch and the Sussexes, according to Nikkhah.

Under protocols established by King George V in 1917, the children and grandchildren of a sovereign have the automatic right to the title His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness and prince or princess.

The royal website was updated to show new titles of King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales. But Prince Harry and Markle's children were still referred to as "Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor" and "Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor."

"For [Buckingham Palace] not to make those changes suggests that something is off. Why not just change everything and do it in that moment?" Nikkhah quoted an anonymous royal source as saying.

Prince Harry is now fifth in line to be king, while Archie and Lilibet are sixth and seventh in line for the throne.

A spokesperson for King Charles addressed the lack of updated titles, telling the Times in a statement, "Updating love [sic] on a website doesn't quite work. We will be working through updating the website as and when we get information."

The spokesperson also told the outlet that King Charles was focused on "the mourning period."

"It's unlikely you'll know other titles during that period. I'm sure at some point there will be discussions," the rep added.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex clapping during the Opening Ceremony of the One Young World Summit 2022 at The Bridgewater Hall on September 05, 2022 in Manchester, England. The annual One Young World Summit brings together more than two thousand of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact both in-person and digitally. Meghan is a counsellor for the organisation, alongside Justin Trudeau, Sir Richard Branson, and Jamie Oliver, among others. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/IBTimes