Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex and a Princess after tying the knot with Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. But Ms Markle only uses her Duchess title on a regular basis.
Meghan is known to refer to herself as the Duchess of Sussex on the website of her and Prince Harry’s nonprofit organisation Archewell.
However, it has been claimed Ms Markle has also had the title of a Princess bestowed upon her.
Tyler Perry, a close friend of the Sussexes who allowed them to stay in his Los Angeles home in 2020, referred to Markle as “Princess Meghan” in a social media post for her birthday on August 4.
He wrote: “I’ve had a front row seat in your life for the past few years.
“I’ve watched you endure things that would have broken a lot of people.
“I’m so incredibly proud to see how happy you, your husband, and your kids are now.
“It fills me with joy to say Happy Birthday Princess Meghan”
Although Markle left royal life and relocated to the US in 2020, she is still considered a Princess of the United Kingdom — and that is unlikely to change anytime soon, according to royal commentators.
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They listed the same on their daughter Lilibet’s birth certificate, who was born in California in June 2021, after the couple had stepped back from royal duties.
The same titles apply to Prince William and Kate Middleton, who also listed their occupations as Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom on their children’s birth certificates.
Meghan and Harry said they would stop using their HRH titles when they stepped back from royal duties in the spring of 2020.
They made no such promise to stop using their other titles, even when some public figures in the UK urged the Queen to strip Harry of his dukedom in September 2020.
Royal commentators previously told Insider that Harry and Markle would not lose their titles because it’s the duke’s “birthright” as the son of Prince Charles, heir to the throne.
Robert Jobson, royal editor at the Evening Standard, previously told Insider: “The Queen made the decision to honour Harry by making him a royal duke on his wedding day.
“He is, and will always be, a prince — given he is the second son of the heir to the throne,”
Katie Nicholl, a royal biographer, also said: “I think it would be highly unlikely for the Queen to revoke Harry’s title. It is his birthright.”