LONDON – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s future daughters won’t be known as princesses – unless the Queen steps in to change it.
It’s been speculated that the couple, who wed in Windsor Castle on 19 May will try for a baby by the end of the year now.
But a son born to them will inherit the dukedom, any girls they parent will simply be known as a lady rather than receive the title of a princess.
In 2013 the royal laws of succession were changed to become gender-neutral, which meant the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter Princess Charlotte became the first female royal to retain her place in the line of succession.
While Charlotte’s older brother George, four, will always be entitled to be HRH Prince George of Cambridge, the three-year-old royal was only known by her name until her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth stepped in and made her a princess.
The Express newspaper is reporting that the Queen, 92-year-old monarch can go down the same route if Harry and Meghan , if the couple have any daughters together – but it’s up to the Queen to change the monarch rules that say girls can not retain a royal title.
The Duchess of Sussex will probably be very annoyed with this revelation, as Meghan has proudly proclaimed to be a feminist and women having equal rights.
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