This Historic Law Means That Meghan Markle And Prince Harry MUST Have A Son

This Historic Law Means That Meghan Markle And Prince Harry MUST Have A Son

On 19th May last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a title that according to old British law is subject to specific conditions.

On 19th May last year, Prince Harry sealed the deal with Meghan Markle, making her a member of the British Royal Family. Just like in a fairy tale, 2,640 guests were invited to Windsor Castle to celebrate this momentous occasion. Looking sublime in her stunning white dress, the American actress was met with applause from the crowd when she met Prince Harry at the altar to become the new Duchess of Sussex. But this is a title that should not be taken for granted…

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The rules for the British Monarchy are very clear and even though the Queen has made changes so that women in the monarchy may have similar rights to men, it still isn’t entirely equal. Because she is a commoner, Meghan Markle can never be a “Princess”. And although she has become the new Duchess of Sussex by marrying Harry, there are certain conditions in place.

As The Independent reported, an old British law that is still in effect stipulates that a Duke or Duchess title can only be passed on to a male heir. Therefore, in order for this name to live on, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have to have at least one son. We’re not sure if Meghan, a proud feminist would be happy about this, but with the Queen already working on creating more equality, it could all change.

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Anna Wilkins
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