As we know that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will get back their titles after they leave the Royal Family. But in a recent interview they said that they do not want to use them. Scroll down and get the detailed information below.
A video was shared on Instagram last week. It showed Markle asking Edward Enninful, the British Vogue editor to call her Meghan and not ‘Duchess’. Moreover, on Wednesday Harry was also seen at a UK engagement. He asked one of the audience to call him Harry when they were calling him Price Harry.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
So this left everyone with a doubt that, are the fans supposed to call them just Harry and Meghan or they will use their last names?
It was in 2018 that Markle and Prince Harry got married. She discontinued using her maiden name after that. But unlike what usually happens, the duchess did not take her husband’s name. The reason behind this was that he didn’t want have a name.
As per the birth certificate of baby Archie, the full name of Prince Harry is his Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex. On the other hand, Markle was previously known as Rachel Meghan Markle but after their marriage it became Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.
On Archie’s birth the couple made an announcement about their titles. Harry said that they won’t be using the HRH prefix in their names. They wish to be called as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Royal Family’s official website mentions that the Royal Family members who have the HRH title do not need to have a last name. But if they still want to use it they can use the title, Mountbatten-Windsor. This title has been derived by combining Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s last names.