FACTCHECK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not remove their children from the Royal Line Of Succession

A clip shared via Facebook Claims Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had their children, Lilibet (and Archie) removed from the royal succession.

Verdict: False

Archie and Lilibet are still part of the royal family’s line of succession, according to the family’s official website. The evidence does not support the claim that the two were removed from this line.

Fact Check:

Prince Harry and Markle announced in January 2020 that they would be “stepping back” from the British royal family, according to CNN. reports that Markle gave birth to Lilibet Diana MountbattenWindsor in January.

A Facebook video claims that the children were removed from the line of succession for the royal family. This four-and-a half minute video contains a caption reading, “Lili & Archie REMOVED FROM ROYAL LINE as Mike Tindall BREAKS SILENCE Concerning FUTURE KINGLouis.” The claim is false. The royal family’s website lists Archie and Lilibet as seventh and eighth in line for the British throne respectively. None of the family’s news releases or social media posts mention either of the children losing their eligibility to inherit the throne. There are no credible news reports suggesting either of the two lost their place in the line of succession.

Prince Harry and Markle have reportedly lost the right to use the word “royal” in their charitable organization due to U.K. government rules, according to Insider. (RELATED : Is This Photo of Queen Elizabeth bowing to the Former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Seassie? )

The Facebook video makes reference to former English rugby player Mike Tindall, who is married to Zara Tindall, a member of the British royal family. It also mentions Prince Louis, the 4-year-old son of her Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who is currently fifth in line for the throne, according to BBC News.

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This isn’t the first false information about the royal family to circulate on social media. Check Your Fact has recently disproved a viral claim that Prince Harry had married Markle.

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