Prince Charles, 71, is expected to financially support Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 35, as they find their feet in the wake of their royal stepdown. Despite speculation, the matter of funding is a source of tension between Harry and his father, the future king keeps a touching tribute to his daughter-in-law Meghan at home.
The first in line to the throne played a very special role at Meghan and Harry’s wedding stepping in to replace Meghan’s father Thomas Markle Sr when he was unable to attend the big day due to health issues.
Prince Charles was only too happy to lend a hand as Prince Harry later explained in a BBC documentary.
Recalling his father’s willingness to help, Prince Harry said: “I asked him and I think he knew it was coming.
“He immediately said ‘Yes, of course. I’ll do whatever Meghan needs, and I’m here to support her you.'”
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As sixth in line to the throne, Archie could also be expected to abide by certain royal laws, including the Succession of the Crown Act 2013 that rules the sixth in line and above must ask the presiding monarch for permission to marry.
Asked to explain how this act could affect both Prince William and Prince Harry’s children, constitutional expert Iain MacMarthanne explained: “Should the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wish to marry, they will be required to seek the sovereign’s permission.
“Rather than moving further away from this requirement the Cambridge children will move closer when their grandfather, the Prince of Wales, inherits the throne.
“Indeed, with this movement, as things presently stand, it might be anticipated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, should he marry, will have to seek the sovereign’s permission unless one of his three cousins marry and have children first, as he will be sixth in line when his grandfather is king.”