Prince Harry & Meghan Markle to Reportedly Be Called 'Earl and Countess of Dumbarton' on Their Upcoming Balmoral Visit

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now have new Scottish titles which the Queen reportedly presented to them as a wedding gift.

New reports have it that the couple, who only just birthed their first child a few months ago, will now bear the titles, Earl and Countess of Dumbarton.

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images - Chris Jackson

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The now widely talked about reports come shortly before their trip to Scotland this summer. It means that on their upcoming tour, they will bear these titles. 

While speaking in an interview with Fabulous Digital, a royal source claims that the new parents will be amongst the many others that will be with the famous matriarch at the summer retreat.

The titles were conferred on the couple at the time of their marriage last year May. They have, however, not been publicly referred to by it since they have not had a visit to Scotland.

According to reports, the beautiful couple turned down invites to visit Dumbarton which they are named after. That is despite the rarity of the titles! Till date, the Duke and Duchess have made no efforts to visit Dumbarton as they did, Sussex.

There is no public announcement of their reasons for not doing so, and this has raised numerous speculations from netizens. It can be thought that if it is about the titles, the pair are not particularly one for it. Although they seem to have taken to the title of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the others seem long forgotten.

Also, unlike their close relations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they have chosen not to address their son, Archie, by any title unless the Queen does so herself!

Now that the Queen plans to spend summer with the family over at her favourite Scottish residence, many look forward to Harry and Meghan's decision.

Their presence in the small town, which has a population of about 20,000 people, will predictably draw more attention and give Dumbarton the needed economic and tourist boost it needs.

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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Sadly, it seems the pair have not responded to the offer as the Royal Navy rear admiral Gregory announced that the couple was "not due" to visit. Although he expressed hopes that they will choose to do so sometime in the future, the news has roused the local people of Dumbarton.

The residents of the town have expressed dismay at the couple's apparent reluctance to visit Dumbarton. Well, here's to hoping they visit soon!

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