Royal titles announced: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to become Duke and Duchess of Sussex after marriage

The Queen is the only person who has a say in what the royal family members title would be. At the same time, she can also give titles to nonmembers of the royal family.


                            Royal titles announced: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to become Duke and Duchess of Sussex after marriage

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are all set to get married and just hours before the wedding the palace has announced the royal title of the couple. "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," the statement read. 

Prince Harry and Meghan will be Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan will be Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

"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," the statement continued. As previously reported, Duke of Sussex was a leading choice when one thought of the title Harry would be getting before the wedding. The idea of getting a royal title is more than associating each one of them as merely "princess" or "prince". 

According to PopSugar, the responsibility of giving a title to any member of the family comes down to Queen Elizabeth II. She is the only person who has a say in what the royal family members title would be. At the same time, she can also give titles to nonmembers of the royal family.

The royal title is decided by the Queen (Photo by Victoria Jones WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The royal title is decided by the Queen (Photo by Victoria Jones WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The British have a system known as a peerage, which means that for some of the members, the title comes based on their nobility and aristocracy. The system has been in place for more than hundred years, which means that some of the titles we see for the royal family members could have been earned through service to the crown, doing good deeds, or simply being wealthy, reports the website. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton had a similar experience before their marriage. The royal couple, who is also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got their titles because of The Queen. Shortly before William married Kate, the Queen had bestowed upon William the title of the Duke of Cambridge. 

Prince Harry and Meghan will be getting married at the St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Due to the sudden turn of events, Meghan will not be walked down the aisle by her father, Thomas Markle. Meghan released a statement a couple of days back in which she confirmed that her father will not be attending the wedding as he is recovering from the heart surgery he had. 

However, the palace announced in a statement that Prince Charles will be taking on that role. "Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day. The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way," the statement read.