If Meghan Markle Marries Prince Harry She'll Get a Whopper of a Royal Title

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If this star ties the knot with her current beau, she'll be adding a lot more than "Mrs." to her name! Should Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle, she'd take on a new title, and while it's not the one most people would think of, it's definitely a mouthful.  

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While we'd all imagine the Suits actress would immediately become a princess if she and Harry exchanged vows, People magazine's royal expert Imogen Lloyd Webber apparently took a crack at explaining exactly what Markle's title would be (via Cosmopolitan):

Markle would be known as "Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales." 

Hmm. That's not quite a glamorous as we'd thought, right?  

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It turns out that simply marrying into the royal family doesn't turn you into a "princess," which is why Kate Middleton is most commonly referred to as "Duchess of Cambridge."

But what about Princess Diana?? Turns out the "People's Princess," while commonly called "Princess Diana," never actually held that title, according to the blog Royal Central.

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Totally confusing, right? To make it even more complex, should Harry be given another title upon marriage, royal experts speculate that it might be "Duke of Sussex," making Markle's additional title "Duchess of Sussex."

At least that rolls off the tongue a bit more easily than "Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales." (But if someone ever wants to put "Her Royal Highness" in front of your name, grab it!)

But before we start planning personalized gifts for the couple, let's remember that Harry hasn't even gotten down on one knee to propose yet. 

You'd have to wonder how Markle feels about these, er, interesting titles, but based on the way she looks at her prince, we think that's the least of her concerns. It definitely seems like this is one of those times when, as England's own William Shakespeare might say, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

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