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Just because Meghan Markle is walking down the royal aisle, doesn’t mean she will be known as Princess Meghan after her big day.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have selected Alexi Lubomirski to take the official photographs at Windsor Castle following their wedding at St George's Chapel on 19th May.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 13, 2018
Unfortunately, per royal rules only those born into the royal family can use the title Prince, or Princess before their first names. Officially, Meghan will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales, which uses her husband’s name.
It is assumed the Queen will bestow a vacant Dukedom upon Harry and Meghan following their wedding, just as she did for William and Kate after their big day when they became known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Members of the public from around the UK have this week learned that they will be amongst the 2,640 people at Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle's wedding. pic.twitter.com/cjAHVEF4gu
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 10, 2018
Winning out as the favorite Dukedom to be bestowed on the couple, according to various media outlets, is the Dukedom of Sussex, meaning Meghan will hold the title the Duchess of Sussex. Other contenders are Duke and Duchess of Clarence and Avondale, Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Duke and Duchess of Albany.