Why Meghan Markle will never be a Princess

Ksenia Novikova
Jun 01, 2018
11:32 A.M.
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Despite marrying into the Royal Family, traditional rules will not allow Meghan Markle to hold the title of the Princess.


Meghan Markle cannot have the title of Princess despite having walked down the aisle with Prince Harry, according to a report from BBC.

The source informed that since she was not born into the Royal Family and doesn't have 'royal blood' in her, she is not entitled to be called a 'Princess.'

Following the wedding, Duchess Markle is now officially entitled to be called Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales because Prince Harry's full birth name is Henry Charles Albert David and he is officially called His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales.


The same rule applied to Prince William's wife Duchess Kate Middleton as well. She wasn't of 'royal blood' either, which was why she is never called Princess Kate. Although her children would definitely be titled Prince or Princess, she would only be Duchess of Cambridge.

The members of Royal Family have a long history of marrying into the families that are not of royal heritage.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, tied wedding knot with Sarah Ferguson. She was then addressed as the Duchess of York. However, their daughters, Eugenie and Beatrice, were called Princess of York as they were born into the Royal Family


In a similar fashion, Prince Edward became the Earl of Wessex and his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, became the Countess of Wessex.

Most surprisingly, even the Princess of Wales, Diana, was never officially titled as Princess Diana as she too was not of the 'royal blood.'

However, the BBC report also informed that there has been an exception to this rule with Prince Phillip. Although he too married into the royal family by marrying Queen Elizabeth in 1947, he still holds the title of a 'Prince.'