Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Son Archie
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pictured presenting their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, during a photocall in St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. Dominic Lipinski-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison, can reportedly do one thing that his cousins couldn’t because he doesn’t have a royal title.

Royal commentator James Brookes told Express that since Archie is unlikely to ever be king, he would be able to have a more normal career path unlike his cousins, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

“That’s also helped, of course, by the fact that Harry and Meghan have opted to not give him a title from birth. It means if he wants to branch out into the world of business or become actively involved with humanitarian or charity efforts in the future, he’s more comfortably placed to do so,” he said.

One example is Princess Anne. Even though she is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, she opted to not give her two children royal titles. This paved the way for Zara Tindall to forge a successful equestrian career, winning a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012.

Peter Phillips has also been a prominent name in the world of sports and corporate hospitality. He also serves as the chairman and CEO of City Racing. According to Brookes, Princess Anne’s decision was solely based on her desire to give her two children normal lives.

Brookes added that he wouldn’t be surprised to know if this is Prince Harry and Markle’s biggest motivation as well when they made the decision to not give their son a royal title. However, this doesn’t mean that Archie will never hold a royal title.

“Of course, when Charles becomes King – Archie becomes a male-line grandchild of the monarch and so is eligible to be titled as Prince and use HRH. It’ll be a personal or parental decision (depending on when that happens) but if he has gone years without a title, I don’t think he’ll start to use one later on,” he explained.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6 at 5:26 a.m.