There are already so many unanswered questions about the future royal wedding following the announcement of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle — including what royal title the actress will take on.
While you’d think that Meghan would take on the title of Princess, that honor is actually reserved for women, like Princess Charlotte, who were born into the royal family.
Instead, the couple will be awarded dukedom by Queen Elizabeth on the day of their wedding. Harry and Meghan will probably become the Duke and Duchess Sussex. Similarly, William and Kate became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they tied the knot in 2011.
However, like any title, the specific dukedom in question must be available at the time which it is given. The dukedom of Sussex has not been filled since 1843, so it is expected that the title be given to Harry and Meghan. The actress’ former title will be Her Royal Highness Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, or Duchess Meghan for short.