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Meghan Markle won’t become a ‘Princess’ after marrying Prince Harry?


There’s always a loophole when it comes to Royals. A lot of speculation is rising about the title that will be bestowed on Meghan when she marries Harry.

Look how things are gonna work for them.

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Will Ms Markle also become a British Princess?

Her future royal title will depend on what titles Queen Elizabeth will be giving her and Prince Harry on their royal wedding day. Meghan will not officially be known as Princess Meghan. That is because she is not a royal birth. Anyhow, she will become ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales’ when she marries Prince Harry.

The speculation which has been going on ever since the announcement is that the Queen will make her grandson, Harry a Duke and Meghan a Duchess when they get married. In that case, soon-to-be-bride would properly be known as a Duchess and not a Princess.

Royal Historian, Hugo Vickers said:

“It is actually wrong to call a royal duchess ‘princess’ unless she is already a princess. But they can always do what they like. I am sure the media will call her Princess Meghan. I am just hoping that, they don’t abbreviate it to Princess Megs”.

Well, many of the royal followers think Queen Elizabeth will make Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is one of the few remaining ‘dukedoms’ that is available for him. If this would be the case, Ms Meghan would become ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex’.

This is very similar to what happened to Kate Middleton when she married Prince William. Queen Elizabeth made the royal couple the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Diana was Princess Diana, though it was not her formal title. 

Prince Harry’s mother was widely known as Princess Diana. But that was never her formal title. She was the Princess of Wales by virtue of her eventually unsuccessful marriage to Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.

When Princess of Wales, Diana died in Paris car crash in 1997, Prime Minister Tony Blair told a grieving nation she had been “the people’s princess”. It was an unofficial designation that struck a chord.

Joe Little, Majesty magazine managing editor also said: 

“We always talk of Princess Diana, but that was never her official title. Meghan would ‘technically’ stay a princess by marriage. That will remain with her even if she becomes a duchess. That is because Harry will still be a prince. But in everyday use, it won’t be a part of her title”.

“We won’t be having Meghan as ‘Princess Meghan’ unless they decide that it is the 21st century and they can change the rules. But given that Queen Elizabeth is a person who strictly follows the traditions, I think that is unlikely to happen”.

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They say, things always has a way to change. Even this could change if Queen Elizabeth decides at some point in future to upgrade Ms Meghan’s title and Kate’s title for that matter.