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Harry’s title is His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, so if they do wed, Meghan’s would be a similar confusing mouthful – Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales.
Yes, she’ll take Harry’s name in every sense of the word – although Meghan is no stranger to name changes.
The actress’ name is actually not Meghan – it’s Rachel (like her character in Suits) – so she could opt to go by her real name as a royal.
Even so, Meghan won’t be allowed to style herself as Princess Meghan, or even Princess Rachel. That honour is saved for princesses by birth – which is why Diana was always referred to as Diana, Princess of Wales.
That said, when Harry marries, his grandmother is likely to bestow a dukedom on her grandson, as she did with William, who became Duke of Cambridge. Queen Elizabeth (91) is rumoured to be considering the dukedom of Sussex for Harry, according to royal historian Marlene Koenig.
“Meghan would be HRH the Duchess of Sussex,” she says. “Her rank would be a princess by marriage of the United Kingdom, Great Britain and Northern Ireland.”