Ahead of the Royal Wedding, Queen Elizabeth II has conferred the title of Duke of Sussex on Prince Harry.
The Royal Family made the announcement today, revealing that his titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.
This means that after the Royal Wedding, Meghan Markle will become the Duchess of Sussex.
See the statement below:
The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. 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. Previously, English princes and princesses — to keep the bloodline impeccably noble — had tended to marry their royal German cousins, but with that gene pool becoming not only soupier but more politically awkward thanks to World War I, King George initiated a snap rebrand.
He changed the English Royal family’s surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gothe to the more patriotic “Windsor”, and let it be known that from now on, it was fine for heirs to the British throne to marry among the broader aristocracy.
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