As reported earlier, Buckingham Palace announced that Meghan and Harry will now formally be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.”
“His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”
So Meghan will be a duchess, not a princess. But what’s the difference?
According to Live Science, while a Duchess and a Princess are both royalty, and a Princess technically outranks a Duchess, the relationship between the two titles is not always clearly defined.