Anyone browsing the official royal website now needs to keep scrolling to find details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The change appeared just one day after the birth of their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Harry and Meghan dropped down a notch or two
On Friday, June 4, Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the good news to the world on their Archewell website on June 6, along with a post to their official Instagram account. They shared that their daughter was named Lilibet after her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, while her middle name honors her late grandmother, Princess Diana.
However, in the meantime, and just one day after Lili’s birth, Meghan and Harry received a royal snub. It turns out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex slipped down a few notches on the official Royal Family website.
While royal watchers kept tabs on Royal.uk recently, the website was offline and “under construction” for a number of weeks. However, the site came back with a bang on Saturday, June 5, the day after Lili’s birth.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex demoted on the royal website
As noted by Vanity Fair, when visiting Royal.uk and clicking on the “Family” section, people can read about the functions of the monarchy. They can also scroll down and read information about each of the Royal Family’s members. Naturally, Queen Elizabeth is at the top of the list, followed by her son, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles.
Next in order of importance are Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Reportedly, up until changes were made to the website, the next in line used to be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. However, since the website came back online on Saturday, they have dropped down a couple of notches.
With the newly revamped list, the next in line is the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne and her scandal-plagued brother Prince Andrew. Next on the list is Charles’ youngest brother, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
Harry and Meghan’s updated bio on Royal Family website
Finally, readers can stop scrolling as Prince Harry and Meghan’s details appear. When clicking to read Harry’s bio, the update reads, “As announced in January, the Duke and Duchess have stepped back as senior members of The Royal Family.”
The bio explains that the couple is balancing their time between the United Kingdom and North America. However, it does note that Harry and Meghan continue to honor their duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth and their patronages. Even though they now live in a luxurious mansion in California, Frogmore Cottage apparently remains their UK family home.
Meghan’s bio gives similar information. It adds that the Duchess continues to support a number of charitable causes and organizations. These organizations reflect the issues with which she has long been associated. Meanwhile, these include the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare.
It is unclear whether Harry and Meghan have noted their demotion on the royal website. They are likely too busy enjoying their new daughter.
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