Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Child Will Not Carry Out Royal Duties

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

As the world awaits the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child we’re learning more and more about what the future royal’s life will be like. While there’s been a ton of speculation we know for sure that it will be quite different from the roles Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will have.

Although the children are all part of the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby won’t carry out any royal duties like his or her parents and other relatives do. However, there is another expectation their child will need to meet.

Here’s more on that plus why their baby will not have to conduct royal duties.

The baby will not have a royal title

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

The Express noted that the couple doesn’t want a regal title for their little one so the baby will not be expected to carry out full-time royal duties. However, that said, their child will still need to establish some type of career for themselves.

“At the moment, Harry and Meghan are saying that they don’t want a title for their baby,” ABC Royals Contributor Imogen Lloyd Webber explained in the documentary titled When Kate Met Met William: A Tale Of Two Lives. “As a result, this baby is unlikely to ever have his or her royal highness prince or princess title and they will be expected to work for a living.”

Fellow ABC Royals Contributor Victoria Murphy added that the prince and Markle are very happy and “excited” that their child will really be able to embrace their passions and choose their own career path.

Other non-working royals

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

There are several other members of the royal family who are considered non-working royals and have forged their own careers paths including Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson‘s daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Unlike their famous cousins William and Harry, the women are not entitled to the Sovereign Grant. The grant is an annual percentage of money that the Crown Estate gets to financially back the royal household. Andrew reportedly asked that his daughters have access to it but his request was denied by the queen, therefore, each of the ladies had to get full-time jobs like the rest of us.

Eugenie has a degree in art history and English literature and has worked at an art gallery since 2015. She holds the position of associate director at Hauser & Wirth, a contemporary gallery in Mayfair, London.

Beatrice meanwhile is the vice president of partnerships and strategy for Afiniti, which is a U.S.-based technology company. Some have speculated that she may want to go into acting one day as she is the first member of the British royal family to appear in a movie other than a documentary. Her first role was as an extra in The Young Victoria, a film that happened to be about Queen Victoria who was her fourth great-grandmother.

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