While we can’t look into the future, we can use our know-how to roughly predict what could be in store. Jim Mullins, a forensic imaging specialist, has been helping police solve investigations and trace missing children thanks to his age-progression sketches.
The artist, from Washington, America, studied photos of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to predict what their eldest child, Archie, could look like when he’s older. The three-year-old, born Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, is seventh in line to the throne but does not have a royal title.
It was originally believed that Harry and Meghan were involved in the discussions about how Archie would be styled, with suggestions they didn’t want him to have a title to allow him to have a more ‘normal’ life.
However, in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan said this wasn’t the case and said they wanted him to have a title for protection reasons.
But, Debrett’s Guide, which offers information on how royalty should be addressed, claims Meghan and Harry did have the option to give their son a title if they wanted to.
An extract reads: “By the 1917 order, Archie could now use his father’s title of the Earl of Dumbarton and could be referred to as Lord Dumbarton.”
However, it was reported last year that Harry and Meghan weren’t keen to give Archie this name. When Archie was born on May 6, 2019, Prince Harry spoke about his “absolutely incredible” delight at welcoming his first child at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor.
Speaking at the time, he said: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy.
“I haven’t been at many births. This is my first birth – it was amazing, absolutely incredible.
“I’m so incredibly proud of my wife. And as every father and parent would say, your baby is amazing.”The Buckingham Palace statement in full said: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.
“The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
However, Jim Mullins doesn’t only make predictions on the royals but also celebrities like Madonna, Britney Spears and Tom Cruise.