Why Meghan Markle’s Kids Will Never Be as Famous as Kate Middleton’s

Since the first moment that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were going to be having a baby, the world was obsessed with learning everything they could about the baby that was soon to be a member of the royal family. Since his arrival, Prince Harry and Meghan have gone to great lengths to keep their little guy out of the public eye

Being that there is such a media frenzy that surrounds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it may be hard to believe that their kids will never be quite as famous as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s kids will be. So why exactly will Meghan Markle’s kids never be as famous as Kate Middleton’s?

Here is what we know about which royal family members will continue to be the most famous.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Whose kids are more likely to inherit the throne?

Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s kids are in line for the throne. However, little Archie is much further down the line than his three cousins: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

According to Heavy, Archie’s grandfather is first in line to the throne. After Prince Charles, Archie’s uncle, Prince William, is next. The line then continues down to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, then finally Archie. So, Archie’s cousin, Prince George, is third in line and Archie is seventh.

If Kate Middleton and Prince William decide to have any more kids, Archie will continue to get knocked even further down the line of succession, while Prince Charles, Prince William, and his children’s place will remain intact.

Does the line of succession really affect a royal family members fame?

Because Prince Harry is the second-born son of Prince Charles, it is highly unlikely that any of his children will receive the same type of media attention as Prince William’s children will.

In fact, Queen Elizabeth’s second-born child, Princess Anne, has two children of her own that, just like Archie, do not have royal titles. Not only do her children not have a royal title, but they are also able to live normal lives outside of the media spotlight.

Anne’s oldest child, Peter (who is also Queen Elizabeth II’s first grandchild), reportedly works as a director of a sports and entertainment agency. Anne’s daughter, Zara, won a silver medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics where she competed in a team equestrian event. Since then, she has gotten married and mostly focused on raising her two children.

Princess Anne’s children, Peter and Zara, are known to sometimes make small public appearances here and there, and while many photographers are happy to take pictures of all of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren, it is Prince William and Prince Harry that the media – and the world – seem to be more interested with.

Will the media stop caring about Archie Harrison one day?

Just because little Archie may not be as famous as his cousins in the future, that does not mean that he will not be famous at all. Unlike the other royal family members that are far down the line of succession, Archie Harrison has a unique quality that makes him stand out from the rest of his family members.

Not only is he the first biracial member of the monarch, but his mother is also the first American-born duchess in history.

So, even though the odds are stacked against Archie ever being king, the fact that just his presence alone is changing the entire dynamic of the royal family means that there is a good chance that the world will always be interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind royal.