Meghan, Harry, Kate, and William actually have totally different royal titles abroad

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Meghan, Harry, Kate, and William actually have totally different royal titles abroad

Meghan, Harry, Will, and Kate—if you’re anything like us, their names, titles, and star signs are permanently affixed to your long-term memory (it’s OK, you don’t need to be like us). So we were shaken to learn that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, respectively, have completely different titles in some regions abroad, like Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Meghan Markle is a vision in yellow at Commonwealth event with Prince Harry Photo (C) PA
Meghan Markle is a vision in yellow at Commonwealth event with Prince Harry Photo (C) PA

That’s right—when Prince William and Kate Middleton travel to Scotland, they become the Earl and Countess of Strathearn. Upon a visit to Ireland, the duo takes on the titles of Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus (catchy, no?).

Queen, Philip and Prince William They adorned themselves in rich velvet and gold Photo (C) GETTY
Queen, Philip and Prince William They adorned themselves in rich velvet and gold Photo (C) GETTY

Similarly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are known as the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton in Scotland and Baron and Baroness Kilkeel in Northern Ireland.

Meghan Markle Wears Patterned Dress While Supporting Prince Harry at Polo Match Photo (C) SPLASH NEWS
Meghan Markle Wears Patterned Dress While Supporting Prince Harry at Polo Match Photo (C) SPLASH NEWS

These rules apply to Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla as well, though it’s a tad more complicated for the next in line to the throne. In Scotland the pair is known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, but in addition to his dukedom, Prince Charles also holds the titles of Earl of Carrick and Baron of Renfrew.

Prince Charles reveals 'darling' wife Camilla's guilty pleasure Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Charles reveals ‘darling’ wife Camilla’s guilty pleasure Photo (C) GETTY

The sovereign, Queen Elizabeth, is the “fount of honor” (the one who bestows these titles) and is therefore exempt from bearing any prefix other than the singular “Queen.” Lucky her.

This story originally appeared on Instyle

Source: hellogiggles com