The Royal Wedding of the century is just days away and American actress and bride-to-be, Meghan Markle, will be inheriting so much more than just a husband! Currently, Meghan’s title is simply “Ms. Meghan Markle.” But that will all change on May 19th when she says “I do” to Prince Harry!
Everyone has been curious as to what Meghan’s official title will be once she’s married, and just hours before the big day, it’ finally been released!
While Meghan is marrying a prince, she won’t be a princess. Just like Kate Middleton didn’t receive the title of “Princess” when she married Prince Harry in 2011, neither will Meghan. The “Prince” and “Princess” titles are reserved for blood-born heirs, not in-laws.
As of now, her fiance’s official title is High Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales. Similar to his older brother, he will likely receive the royal dukedom from his grandmother, The Queen, on his wedding day.
If Harry is given royal dukedom, it’s likely that he will be Duke of Sussex. Changing his common title from “Prince Harry” to “Duke Harry.” His full title will be “High Royal Highness, Prince Henry the Duke of Sussex.” Meghan would be officially given the title “Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.”
PEOPLE reports that other possible titles for the couple might be “Duke and Duchess of Clarence,” “Duke and Duchess of Avondale,” “Duke and Duchess of Connaught,” and lastly, “Duke and Duchess of Windsor.” Although, it’s highly unlikely that they will take the Windsor title considering the last member to have that name was King Edward VIII who abdicated the throne to marry his divorced American actress wife, Wallis Simpson.
With all of those options, Joe Little of Majesty believes that the couple will be titled the “Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” We think it’s gorgeous!
Prince Harry and Meghan will wed on May 19th at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. We are so excited for the big day!