These new titles were given to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when they married in May last year, but since then they have not visited their namesake town.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might be widely known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but the moment they cross the border in Scotland they will be known by something entirely different new Titles. There, the royal couple will be referred to with the special title that they received when they married in May last year, and those are the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton.
Meghan, 38, and Harry, 34, will apparently be known by the title when they “visit the Queen at Balmoral Castle this summer”, a royal source said. This insider also revealed that the royal couple will be heading to the Queen’s favourite retreat over the summer. They said: “Whilst in Scotland, Harry and Meghan are known as the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton.”
Prince Harry is the third ever person to be given the title of Earl of the small Scottish town, which has a population around 20,000 and is located 121 miles from Balmoral. However, the pair haven’t yet accepted the invitation to visit, according to some reports.
The couple, who were given the rare honour at their wedding in May 2018, apparently have ignored the official invitation along with the suggested itinerary. Over 300 years have passed since the last title-holder before the Queen gave it to Prince Harry for his wedding. The one responsible for issuing the invite is probably the monarch’s representative in Dumbarton, Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire Michael Gregory.
A source told the Daily Record: “It’s understood that Harry and Meghan have been invited by the Lord Lieutenant but they have yet to accept it.
“A visit from them would no doubt give the area a boost.”
The locals in the town have said that they are deeply “disappointed” that the royal couple hasn’t visited yet. While the Royal Navy rear admiral Gregory said the couple was “not due” to visit, he didn’t specify if that also meant some possible future trips.