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Royal Wedding 2018 Live: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after royal wedding

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 May 2018, 13:42 IST

he day has come, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ready to get married. The Palace has announced the title for the royal couple, Queen Elizabeth II has conferred the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Prince Harry and Markle ahead of their wedding Saturday.

Meghan Markle, Hollywood actress once will be called as Her Royal Highness Meghan, Duchess of Sussex  — still an American but on her way to becoming a new royal citizen of the United Kingdom.

Although, Harry is not the first Duke of Sussex, but it's been two centuries since the last one. Meghan Markle, is the first one to carry the title HRH Duchess of Sussex.

The titles are granted under the British monarchy's system of "peerage." Titles are only decided by the Queen when a relative either comes of age or gets married. The Queen chooses from five titles for a man -- duke, marquess, earl, viscount or baron -- and for a woman -- duchess, marchioness, countess, viscountess and baroness. Dukedom is the highest of all five.

In the case of Prince William, he and his wife, Kate Middleton, became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but the Queen also granted Prince William the titles of Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.

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First published: 19 May 2018, 13:42 IST
 
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