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Duke and Duchess of Sussex? What titles will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have after the wedding?

Duke and Duchess of Sussex? What titles will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have after the wedding?Meghan Markle is just days away from marrying her whirlwind romance fiancee Prince Harry as the couple tie the knot on Saturday 19 May at St George's Chapel, Windsor. On officially joining the British royal family, just like her sister-in-law-to-be Kate Middleton, the former American actress will have a new title bestowed on her when she makes the transition from 'commoner' to 'royal'.  Here's our title predictions and everything you need to know about the British peerage.  Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's titles be The Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Ms Markle is tipped to become the first Duchess of Sussex when she marries Prince Harry.  By tradition, male members of the Royal family receive a title from the monarch on their wedding day, and the vacant title Duke of Sussex is regarded as the most likely choice for the Prince. The only previous Duke of Sussex was married twice, but neither of his marriages was approved by his father, George III, meaning they were considered unlawful. It means that Ms Markle would be the first woman entitled to use the title HRH The Duchess of Sussex. Ms Markle’s full name is Rachel Meghan Markle, but she was named as Meghan in Buckingham Palace’s announcement of the engagement, meaning she is unlikely to revert to Rachel when she is married. Meghan and Wallis: Two American divorcées marrying into royalty - what a difference 80 years makes What's the procedure in choosing a title? A dukedom is the highest rank in the British peerage and comes from the Latin word dux, meaning leader.   Traditionally, the monarch would bestow these titles on people loyal to the crown, in exchange for land or money, or they were inherited from a direct ancestor.  They were known as "peers of the realm". The five titles, from highest to lowest are: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron for men; duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess, and baroness for women. The Queen is expected to choose a Duk

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