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Baby Sussex Isn't Technically A Prince – Find Out Why!

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May 10 2019, Updated 1:58 p.m. ET

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While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor may be 7th in line to the British throne, that doesn't necessarily mean that he is a prince — yet. Scroll through for all the details.

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After introducing their son to the world on Wednesday, May 8 and then revealing his name shortly after, many people wondered why Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, had chosen not to use a title for their first child.

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Royal historian Marlene Koenig explained to E! News that the little royal would not be styled as Earl of Dumbarton, one of Harry's subsidiary titles but instead he will simply be Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. "I am not surprised as Harry and Meghan want a 'normal' life for their kids," Marlene said.

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According to a 1917 decree, only Prince William and Kate Middleton's oldest son, Prince George is entitled to the honor of His Royal Highness and Prince but they could always make Archie a prince later on.

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Queen Elizabeth II can issue an order to give Archie a title of a prince as she did with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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As OK! readers know, the former Suits star gave birth to Archie on Monday, May 6 at 5:26am. "He has the sweetest temperament. He's really calm," Meghan shared while introducing him on May 8. "He's just been a dream, so it's been a special couple days."

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Do you think Meghan and Harry will end up asking The Queen to give Archie a title? Let us know your thoughts below!

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