Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Official Titles Were Just Revealed

Meghan Markle wedding dress celebLONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

New marriage, new titles! Several hours before the 2018 Royal Wedding ceremony took place, the palace officially revealed on Saturday, May 19, that Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife, Meghan Markle, were bestowed new titles as newlyweds.

“The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales,” the release read. “His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.”

To simplify: “Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex,” the palace added.

Meawhile, Suits actress Markle will be leaving her acting career behind for her official role with the royal family. “And Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex,” the statement concluded.

The royal official Twitter account has been sharing updates throughout the wedding day morning. “Today Prince Harry and Ms. Markle will be married at Windsor Castle surrounded by friends and family,” one post read.

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