• Meghan Markle became a princess of the UK after marrying Prince Harry in 2018.
  • She is still considered a princess after stepping back from royal duties and moving to the United States.
  • That shouldn’t change since the royal title is Prince Harry’s birthright.

Meghan Markle became Duchess of Sussex and Princess of the United Kingdom when she married Prince Harry on May 19, 2018.

But Markle only uses her duchess title on a regular basis. For example, she is called the Duchess of Sussex on the website of Archwella non-profit organization she set up with Prince Harry after stepping back from royal duties.

Even so, you wouldn’t be wrong to call her a princess. Tyler Perry, a close friend of the Sussexes who allowed them to stay at his Los Angeles home in 2020, called Markle “Princess Meghan” in a social media post for her birthday on August 4.

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“I’ve had a front row seat in your life for the past few years. I’ve seen you endure things that would have broken a lot of people,” Perry wrote.

“I am incredibly proud to see how happy you, your husband and your children are now. It fills me with joy to say happy birthday to Princess Meghan,” he added.

Markle will always be a princess of the UK

Although Markle left royal life and moved to the United States in 2020, she is still considered a princess of the United Kingdom – and that is not expected to change anytime soon, according to royal commentators.

“Of course Meghan is a princess. She would be called Princess Henry if Harry didn’t have a dukedom,” royal historian Marlene Koenig told Insider, referring to Harry’s Duke of Sussex title given to him. the queen when he married Markle.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their wedding car

Markle and Harry in their wedding carriage on May 19, 2018.

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Koenig said the couple chose to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex rather than Prince and Princess because they were ranked higher.

They are still Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom, although they don’t use the titles on a day-to-day basis. For example, they listed “prince” and “princess” as professions on their son Archie’s birth certificate in May 2019. They listed the same on the birth certificate of their daughter Lilibet, born in California on June 4, 2021, after the couple stepped down from royal duties.

The same titles apply to Prince William and Kate Middleton, who also listed their professions as Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom on the birth certificates of their children.

Markle and Harry have said they will stop using their HRH titles when they retire from royal duties in the spring of 2020. They have made no such promises to stop using their other titles, even when some public figures in the UK urged the Queen to strip Harry. of his duchy in September 2020.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in South Africa in 2019.

The couple with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in South Africa in 2019.

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Royal commentators previously told Insider that Harry and Markle would not lose their titles as it is the Duke’s “birthright” as the son of Prince Charles, heir to the throne.

“The Queen has made the decision to honor Harry by making him a royal duke on his wedding day. He is and always will be a prince, as he is the second son of the heir to the throne,” said said Robert Jobson, Royal Editor. to the Evening Standard, Insider previously said.

Katie Nicholl, a royal biographer, previously told Insider: “I think it would be highly unlikely that the Queen would revoke Harry’s title. It’s his birthright.”

It should also be noted that other non-working royals, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Lady Sophie Windsor, have spent time living in the United States and have not been asked to give up their securities.

Representatives for the Duchess of Sussex and Buckingham Palace did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.


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