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.