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Why Meghan Markle Won't Actually Be A Princess, Even After She Marries Prince Harry

Now that Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry, she will be welcomed into the royal family but not by the title of princess.

The couple announced that after a year and a half of dating, they are soon to be married. Markle, who is an American actress and former Suits star, is packing up her Toronto apartment to move to London and fulfill her royal duties as the soon to be wife of Prince Harry.

"I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly... All the stars were aligned - everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life - I fell into her life," Harry said.

The wedding is set for spring of 2018.

The Sun

Unlike Kate Middleton, she will not be given a princess title after she marries Harry next year.

So what title will she be known as?

When Kate married Prince William, the couple received their royal titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. As next in line to the throne behind his father, Prince Charles, William is expected to become the Prince of Wales, therefore Kate will become the Princess of Wales after Charles ascends to the throne. Following in the footsteps of the late Princess Diana, William's mother.

Prince Harry is currently fifth in line to the throne and will slide down to sixth after William and Kate's third baby arrives in April.

Many insiders believe that the Queen will hand Prince Harry the title of Duke of Sussex on his wedding day, much the way she did for Prince William in 2011. This would make Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, mirroring Kate's current title of Duchess.  

"Unless they create a new title for them, I think the Duke of Sussex is the most likely title,” says Joe Little of Majesty magazine. “Otherwise, Meghan would be known as Princess Henry of Wales and people wouldn’t not understand that these days. But they may surprise us.”

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The couple is expected to settle in Nottingham Cottage, Harry's two-bedroom residence at Kensington Palace in London.

Source: People