Published: Saturday 19 May, 2018

Queen Bestows Royal Title on Meghan Markle: HRH Duchess of Sussex

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex: That’s the royal title Meghan Markle will get after she marries Prince Harry a couple of hours from now. The Queen bestowed the new titles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of the royal wedding just like she did for Prince William and Kate Middleton several years ago.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Getty Images)

Royal experts say, Meghan Markle will technically be a princess but she won’t be called one. Instead, she will called the Duchess of Sussex. Asked why this is so, the royal expert interviewed on TV said this is just how ‘the royal family works’.

Aside from the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex for Harry and Meghan, the Queen also announced two other titles for Prince Harry. He will be known as His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

It is the sole prerogative of the Queen to bestow such titles which, she usually does, when a relative comes of age or gets married. She can choose from five titles – duke, marquess, earl, viscount or baron for men, and duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess and baroness for women.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in a couple of hours in Windsor Castle.

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