Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their relationship last fall. In the past few months, they’ve been together, a relationship of the loving couple has gone from 0 to 100 pretty fast. Like everyone says, first comes love, then comes marriage. This begs the question: what will Meghan Markle’s official title be if she and Prince Harry decide to get married? Here’s what we know.
This reason might seem ridiculous, Prince Harry’s royal status complicates things because of two reasons: Meghan is divorced and Catholic.
Meghan Markle and producer Trevor Engelson got divorced in 2013. Because there’s precedent for royals marrying divorcées, this should not be an obstacle if she and Prince Harry decide to become one.
The main concern about Markle’s faith originates from a rule set forth in George III’s Royal Marriages Act that dates back to 1772. According to this, senior members of the royal family are not allowed to marry Catholics. But new rules went into effect under the Succession to the Crown Act which allows members of the royal family to marry Catholics.
So if the two do decide to get married, Meghan Markle will automatically take her husband’s title. As Harry is “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales”, Meghan will be “Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales”. This means she won’t be “Princess Meghan”
“Most likely, he will be created a Duke. Sussex is available so Markle would be HRH the Duchess of Sussex. Her rank would be a princess by marriage of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and Northern Ireland,”– Royal Historian Marlene Koenig said.