In a week from today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to tie the knot—and it looks like the couple are in for more changes than just becoming man and wife. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot, they will not only be husband and wife—but they will now officially be Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
According to British tradition, royal men receive an important title on the morning of their wedding—and Harry is no exception. Once he and Meghan Markle get married, the two will become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Genealogist Charles Kidd told The Daily Mail that the Duke of Sussex title would be given to Prince Harry, which would mean the title of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex , meaning Meghan would become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.
"They're quite limited in the titles that are available," he said. "The Duke of Sussex is the front-runner without any doubt."
In case you missed any of the royal news, the couple will officially tie the knot at 12 p.m. in the U.K., meaning if you want to catch the royal wedding live, you're going to need to wake up super early for a 7:00 am EST viewing party (unless you live on the east coast, which means you'll need to have your TV on at 4 a.m. PST!) The archbishop, the reverend and the U.S. bishop will lead the couple in an hour-long wedding ceremony that will take place at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Following the couple's vow exchange, the two will parade through the streets of London in a horse-drawn carriage.
Kensington Palace revealed in early May that the couple chose the Ascot Landau carriage, which will be pulled by a pair of horses named Storm and Tyrone (who are father and son!) on the big day.
Not long now!