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According to the new startling information, the royal couple, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, cannot have the full legal custody of their offspring. The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy on May 6th. The baby boy is named Master Archie Harrison-Mountbatten.
According to the latest information the law bars both the parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from having their legal rights over their son. According to the law, the parents of the child born in royal family do not have full legal custody of their wards. The law imposed three centuries ago, states that the queen has the legal custody of the children.
The information was revealed by the royal expert Marlene Koenig. The law, called “The Grand Opinion for the Prerogative Concerning the Royal Family,” was introduced by King George I in 1717. “George I did not get along with his son, the future George II,” Koenig told a Britain news outlet.
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She added, “I believe it came about when the Prince of Wales [George II] did not want to have the godparent for his son that his father wanted – so George I got Parliament to come up with something.” An annual register published in 1772 goes into greater detail explaining the details of the legal ruling.
“They said that the opinion of 10 judges, in the year 1717, was a confirmation of the legality of this prerogative, which admitted the King’s right to the care of the marriage and education of children of the royal family; and that the late opinion acknowledges, that the King had the care of the royal children and grandchildren, and the presumptive heir to the crown…”, the register outlines.
The same law hindered Princess Diana to take her sons William and Harry to live with her in Australia after separation from Charles, the Prince of Wales. Hence the Queen possesses the full legal custody of her great-grandchildren including the children of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
“I would doubt that the Queen would interfere. [It’s] more of a formality,” she says.”I think the Queen has let her children raise their kids,” said Koenig.