With the world’s eyes firmly on Windsor Castle today, we’re slowly being fed more and more information about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s imminent nuptials.
Despite the fact that she’s marrying a Prince, Meghan will not become a Princess. Kensington Palace announced today that Harry and Meghan will officially be taking the tiles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
In Scotland, Harry will be known as the Earl of Dumbarton and in Northern Ireland as Baron Kilkeel.
Despite missing out on being a princess, Meghan will become the first person ever to bear the title of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.
According to the Royal Collection Trust, the first male to hold the title of Duke of Sussex was Prince Augustus Frederick, who was significant as he “supported the abolition of the slave trade, Catholic emancipation, the removal of civil restrictions on Jews and dissenters, the abolition of the Corn Laws, and parliamentary reform.”
With both Harry and Meghan’s history of charity work and advocating for human rights, we expect the pair will live up to the titles.