Meghan Markle 'determined' to keep royal titles for Sussex family after chats with Princess Beatrice and Eugenie

Meghan Markle is reportedly 'determined' to keep her Duchess of Sussex title

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Meghan Markle is said to have had a "dramatic change of heart" about the importance of her royal and wants to keep it more than ever, a royal expert claims.

Meghan Markle is understood to be keen to keep her Duchess of Sussex title after changing her mind on its importance after speaking to Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.

Meghan, who previously dismissed the importance of having a royal title during her and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, is said to be more determined to keep her title than ever before, according to Royal commentator Neil Sean, who explains why she's had such a "dramatic change of heart" these days.

Meghan Markle determined to keep royal title

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Sean tells The Daily Express, "Harry and Meghan are very, very keen to cling onto those royal titles. After much deliberation, Meghan decided that the titles would be a good thing, not just for her, but for both her children, too. 

"Meghan became very friendly with senior members of the monarchy, predominantly Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. After this, Meghan realised how useful a title can be, particularly when you want to move in the correct circles. That is the reason why they want to clutch hold of titles."

At the time of her Oprah interview, Meghan, who is a mother of two, explained how she valued the "mom" title the most, she said, "All the grandeur surrounding this stuff is an attachment I don’t personally have. I’ve been a waitress, an actress, a princess, a duchess—I’ve always still just been Meghan, right? I’ve been clear on who I am, independent of all that stuff, and the most important title I’ll ever have is mom. I know that."

Meghan Markle determined to keep royal title

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Meghan was most recently pictured sitting next to Princess Beatrice at the Queen's funeral and Sean claims, "It’s really down to the fact that, after befriending Beatrice and Eugenie, she saw how useful those titles are to them."

The reported change of heart comes after reports that King Charles III could remove the titles from Prince Harry and Meghan and also stop their children, son Archie, four, and Lilibet, one, from receiving the titles if their forthcoming Netflix docuseries and Harry's memoir Spare, hurts the Royal Family in any way.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.