Since their departure from royal duties and subsequent move to America, there have been many discussions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continuing to use their royal titles.
The senior royals stepped back from their roles in early 2020 and the couple has since focused on building a new life together in California, landing lucrative deals with companies such as Netflix and continuing their philanthropy work.
When they quit the family, the Queen banned the couple from using their Sussex titles commercially, though they still technically have them, as well as the HRH titles.
However some critics have called for the pair to be stripped of those titles too, following the release of their controversial Netflix series and ahead of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir, Spare.
In the docu-series, Harry and Meghan detailed a number of shocking incidents with the Prince even claiming that during one argument, his brother William shouted in front of the Queen.
But following fresh calls for the couple to no longer be known as 'Duke' and 'Duchess', a royal expert has explained that if this did happen, the couple would still hold other titles.
According to Ingrid Seward, the Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, Meghan could be known as Princess Henry if she was no longer Duchess of Sussex.
Speaking on the Royal Beat podcast, Ingrid explained that royal protocol dictates the mum-of-two could take her husband's first name.
She said: "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…“
Originally born Henry, Prince Harry has always gone by his nickname after King Charles and Princess Diana stated that they would use the pet name on a day-to-day basis.
Despite the fact that Harry has never used Henry in his titles, Meghan would also adopt this name if her title changed.
The same applied to Kate Middleton when she married into the royal family, with her title being Princess William as well as the Duchess of Cambridge, and now Princess of Wales.
Ingrid said of Meghan possibly becoming Princess Henry: “That really would [confuse the Americans]. I think [it’s] probably best just to leave it because it looks unkind, it looks unnecessary.”
She added: "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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