After the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal baby in spring, what title will the little boy or girl receive?
William Bortrick, chairman of Burke's Peerage, tells people that the answer is not so simple
Since Harry and Meghan were appointed Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day, it's traditional for the eldest son a duke inherits the title of his father. If her baby is a boy, he might be known by the title Earl of Dumbarton, the secondary title of Sussex, before he inherits the duchy, Bortrick explains.
Each younger sons will be known as Lord (his name) Windsor, while Daughters She is called Lady (her name) Windsor
However, Queen Elizabeth might decide to take a different path and give Meghan and Harry's child a similar one To give titles like her cousins - the three children of Prince William and Kate Middleton: Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 6 months. In this case, according to Bortrick, Harry's sons are referred to as His Royal Highness Prince (His Name) of Sussex, while daughters will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess (Her Name) of Sussex.
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Since a duchy can only be inherited from a male heir, the title will become extinct if Meghan and Harry have no sons. Meghan has said in the past that both she and Harry are feminists, and her "About" page on the Royal Family website underscores the importance of being a champion of female empowerment. "I'm proud to be a woman and a feminist," she is quoted on the website.
Changes in male and female heirs have been made earlier. Thanks to the 2013 Act of Succession, the order of birth determines who will become the next king or queen of the United Kingdom, regardless of sex. Had it not been in place, Princess Charlotte would have lost her place to her little brother Prince Louis. The law was first passed when Kate was pregnant with Prince George.
Queen Elizabeth grants Prince Andrew's request that his daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are more likely to receive the title of "Princess" Lady". In 2016, Andrew refuted reports that he had requested titles for "any future husbands" of his daughters and stated that he simply wanted his children to be considered "modern, working young women who happen to be members of the royal family."  Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank did not receive titles after their royal wedding on Friday, which means their future children will not inherit titles.
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Of course, Meghan and Harry could do without giving titles to their children.
Princess Anne's children, Peter and Zara, were not entitled to royal status by birth, as titles can only be given to the sons of a monarch, not by daughters, but by sons. The queen, however, granted Anne's children a courtesy title, which she refused.
Her father, Captain Mark Phillips, was a commoner and also rejected a title given to him by the Queen as a wedding present he married Princess Anne.
"I am very happy that my two parents decided not to use the title, and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity," said Zara The Times in an interview in 2015.