Prince Harry, the youngest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, on Saturday married the Canadian-American actress Megan Markle (Meghan Markle), the star of the television series Suits. In honor of this event, the Queen bestows on the prince and his bride the titles of the Duke and Duchess.
As soon as the prince and his bride tied the bonds of marriage, the queen gave Harry the title of Duke of Sussex. Markle, therefore, will be known as the Duchess of Sussex after they were married in the chapel of St. George in Windsor, England. The Duke is the highest title in the British peer system and is reserved for members of the royal family.
“The Queen today is pleased to grant the duchy to Prince Henry of Wales,” the family said in a statement. “Prince Harry, thus, becomes His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, and Mrs. Megan Markle at the wedding will be Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.”
The last Duke of Sussex was the third son of Queen Victoria, Prince Arthur, who, like Harry, had a military career and was married in 1879 to Princess Louise Margaret.