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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughters will not inherit their title

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 4, 2018, 3:34 pm IST
Updated Jun 4, 2018, 3:34 pm IST
A son born to the newlyweds will inherit their dukedom, even if she and Harry have daughters before a male heir.
This title system was first introduced by Harry's great-great-grandfather King George V who issued a Letters Patent in 1917. (Photo: AP)
 This title system was first introduced by Harry's great-great-grandfather King George V who issued a Letters Patent in 1917. (Photo: AP)

Meghan Markle had, soon after her royal wedding, declared that she was a proud feminist. However, it turns out that Meghan Markle has had to accept any daughter born to her and the Duke of Sussex will not inherit a title.

A son born to the newlyweds will inherit their dukedom, even if she and Harry have daughters before a male heir.

 

However, the title will die out if the couple have just daughters.

While the royal laws of succession were changed to become gender-neutral in 2013, but priority within the peerage system still favours male heirs.

On the other hand, Princess Charlotte became the first female royal to retain her place in the line of succession despite the recent birth of brother Louis.

Any child born to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be a lord or lady and not a prince or princess.

But this can change if the Queen chooses to step in like she did for Prince William and Kate Middleton's children.

While George was always entitled to be HRH Prince George of Cambridge, younger sister Charlotte initially was not.

This title system was first introduced by Harry's great-great-grandfather King George V who issued a Letters Patent in 1917.

When the 10th Baron Braybrooke died last year with no male heir, none of his eight daughters could inherit the title, or the 6,000-acre Audley Estate in Essex.

It went to a fourth cousin once removed who owed his claim to an ancestor born in 1750.

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