Meghan Markle could be known as ‘Princess Henry’ if she is stripped of her royal title

The couple have so far managed to keep their HRH and Sussex titles, but that could be about to change

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A royal expert has revealed that Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) could go by 'Princess Henry' if she and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) are stripped of their official HRH and Sussex titles.

As the ever-fuelled family feud rages on, speculation over whether King Charles will strip Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their official HRH and Sussex titles is rife. The conversation began back in 2020 when the pair stepped down from their royal duties (opens in new tab)but there has been no comment from the royal family as to whether or not they plan to let Harry and Meghan continue using the royal titles.

While the Queen banned the couple from using 'Sussex Royal' for any of their commercial projects, they were allowed to keep both their HRH and Sussex titles. But, that could be about the change.

With the pair's Netflix docuseries (opens in new tab) and Harry's upcoming memoir, King Charles is reportedly reconsidering his mother's decision and may strip the couple of their official titles.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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So what will the couple be known as if not the Sussex's? Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward (opens in new tab) speculates that Meghan could be known as Princess Henry.

She told The Royal Beat, "I don’t think anything will happen to the titles because, if they lose their titles, Harry is still a prince of the blood and Meghan instead of being the Duchess of Sussex, [would] be Princess Henry."

Prince Harry will always be a Prince and cannot be stripped of this title as he was born into the family. Subsequently, his wife, Meghan Markle, will always be a Princess.

But why Henry? Well, Harry's real name is Henry, however King Charles and Princess Diana announced early in his life that they were going to use the nickname Harry.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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Despite the speculation, Ingrid doesn't think that King Charles will remove the couple's titles. She said, "The Queen gave them the titles, let them keep them - they’re going to be ‘H and M’ anyway. I think the best thing is to leave them, ignore them, and let them get on with it - which is really what the Palace and the Royal Family are doing.”

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
Royal News and Entertainment writer

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer for Goodto.com. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.