Queen announces Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's official royal titles

Alison Coldridge
Editor Yahoo Style UK
Harry and Meghan will be named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex [Photo: Getty]

The Queen has announced the royal titles she’ll bestow on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

We can confirm that previous speculation was correct and the happy couple will indeed be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their wedding in St George’s Chapel in Windsor at midday today.

Prince Harry’s full title will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel while Meghan will be known as the Duchess of Sussex. 

“The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales,” said a statement from Kensington Palace. “His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”

Queen Elizabeth II grants every royal union a set of new monikers and the title of Duke of Sussex is vacant for Prince Harry to assume.

The previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither of his nuptials were approved by his father George III. Therefore, they were considered unlawful.

This means that Meghan Markle will be the first woman ever to hold the title HRH The Duchess of Sussex.

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