What Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are known as in Scotland

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Harry and Meghan in Edinburgh, Scotland in February 2018. [Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to spend some time at the Queen’s Balmoral estate this summer.

The couple, who became parents to baby Archie in May, are actually known by different royal titles in Scotland.

Just hours before Prince Harry married Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel on 19 May 2018, the Queen conferred on him the titles Duke of Sussex, Baron Kilkeel (as he’s known in Northern Ireland) and Earl of Dumbarton.

Therefore, whenever Harry and Meghan visit Scotland, they are known as the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton.

Located on the River Clyde, west of Glasgow, Dumbarton became known as a centre for shipbuilding, glassmaking and whisky production in the 19th century.

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Balmoral Castle. [Photo: PA]

The couple are yet to visit their Scottish namesake, but they did visit Edinburgh just months before their wedding last year.

Harry is the third Earl of Dumbarton. George Douglas, son of the Marquess of Douglas, was the first to hold the title from 1675 - 1692.

The second Earl of Dumbarton was his son George Douglas, from 1692 - 1749. George did not have any children, so the title became extinct when he died.

Baby Archie could have become Earl of Dumbarton but his parents decided not to give him a courtesy title.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge use the titles Earl and Countess of Strathearn.