This Is Why Meghan Markle Will Never Be Formally Known As Princess Meghan

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Since Meghan Markle tied the knot with Prince Harry in May 2018, her star has risen. And the spotlight on the new royal only intensified when she revealed that she is expecting a child – due in spring 2019 – with her husband. Yet, curiously, whenever Meghan is mentioned in the press, she is never referred to by the title that one may expect the wife of a prince to possess. Yes, Meghan is never called a princess – only a duchess. By contrast, Harry’s mother was known all over the world as Princess Diana. So, what exactly is the deal?

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It’s perhaps no surprise, though, that the many facets of Meghan’s life – including her titles – have been paid so much scrutiny. Harry’s status meant that the media had an intense interest in whomever he appeared to be dating – and Meghan’s own fame made things even more difficult. After the press coverage of Meghan and Harry’s relationship intensified, however, the prince ended up making an unusual move.

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Specifically, in November 2016 Harry put out a public statement through his head of communications. And this message not only confirmed that he and Meghan were in a relationship, but it also contained some pretty harsh words for the media. “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” the statement read.

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