Ever since Meghan and Harry‘s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey aired calls in the U.K. have been growing for Queen Elizabeth II to strip the pair of their titles.
How Meghan would be known if she were no longer a duchess although Harry is a prince by birth?
According to constitutional expert Iain MacMarthanne, if Meghan Markle’s duchess title was eliminated or Prince Harry renounced their titles the former Suits star would technically become a princess but not “Princess Meghan.” Instead, she would be “Meghan, Princess Henry of Wales.”
MacMarthanne told the Express: Duke of Sussex were to use the 1963 legislation and renounce his peerage he would automatically revert to being HRH Prince Henry of Wales, and when his father became king, HRH Prince Henry. If Prince Harry were to relinquish his royalty his wife would discontinue being the Duchess of Sussex and would instead become HRH Princess Henry of Wales and subsequently HRH Princess Henry.”
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MacMarthanne further added: “It should be remembered that as far as his wife is concerned she enjoys his titles as a courtesy of their marriage. She does not hold them in her own right, and consequently, she would not be known as Princess Meghan.”
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It should be noted that if Prince Harry requested his grandmother to renounce all his royal styles and titles he and Meghan Markle would then become “Mr and Mrs Harry Mountbatten-Windsor.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex likely won’t lose their titles – No matter how loud the calls grow for Prince Harry and his wife to be stripped of their titles, MacMarthanne doesn’t see a scenario in which that occurs.
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Harry and Meghan have retained but can no longer use their “Royal Highness” titles after stepping down as senior royals. They do still go by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex but many believe they are just cashing in on those titles and think they should be taken away. If that were to actually happen the way Meghan would then be referred to might surprise you.
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