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Royal titles will not be inherited by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughters

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Jun 06, 2018
08:40 A.M.

The daughters of the newlywed Royals may not inherit their parents' title. But there might still be a glimmer of hope.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken on the new titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex respectively, provided by Queen Elizabeth, following their wedding on May 19 (read more on our Twitter account amomama_usa).

Closer Weekly suggested that the official title of the newlyweds might not be transferred to their daughters in the future.

However, the source also suggested that while earlier royal protocol was biased toward male heir and decreed that only male heir could inherit the royal titles, the new Succession to the Crown Act introduced in 2013 might bring new hope.

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The new act has changed things in respect to a female heir's right to inherit the throne over the male heirs. It allows the royal heir the right to the throne in order of their birth regardless of the gender.

Earlier, a female heir was only provided right to succession if they had no other male siblings to claim the throne. The introduction of the new right recently ensured Princess Charlotte's position as third-in-line-to-the-throne despite the birth of her baby brother, Prince Louis.

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In the absence of the 2013 act, Princess Charlotte would have definitely lost her right to inherit the throne to Prince Louis.

Furthermore, the fact that both Duke and Duchess of Sussex are admittedly "feminist" might also suggest that they would not allow any protocol that biased male over females go unchecked for long.

Markle has always claimed herself to be a proud feminist, including on her bio on the royal family website. She further admitted to a fan that Harry was also a feminist, according to People.

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