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Everything We Know About Meghan Markle’s Pregnancy And The Royal Baby

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Baby Sussex won’t be a prince or a princess, though.

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Rules set forth by King George V in 1917 very clearly state who can use the designation Her or His Royal Highness. And Meghan and Harry’s baby won’t quite make the cut. The baby will likely be given the title Earl of Dumbarton if it’s a boy, or Lady Mountbatten-Windsor if it’s a girl. Of course, Queen Elizabeth could always set aside the rules to give them HRH titles. That’s actually what she did with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. But since Harry’s kids will be farther removed from the line of succession, it’s not clear if the Queen would make the exception here. Regardless of title, the baby will likely use Sussex as their surname in everyday life.

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