As has been reported, the gorgeous Meghan Markle will officially join the Royal Family next spring when she marries ginger dreamboat Prince Harry (currently 5th in line to the British Throne)… but there’s a bit problem when it comes to giving her a royal title. Meghan is, of course, an American citizen and British protocol dictates that you have to live in England for five years in order to become a British citizen. And here’s the rub: Only citizens can use a royal title.
It’s unclear if Meghan can short-circuit the process. It’s gotta be helpful she has the Queen’s blessing in marrying Harry.
When she does get the title, she will probably become a duchess, like her soon-to-be in-law, Kate Middleton. The rumor is … Harry will become the Duke of Sussex, and she would become the Duchess of Sussex.
And finally, check this out … if Meghan has to wait 5 years before becoming a British citizen and before that happens she has a child, that kid will get dual citizenship. If for some reason that child ascends to the throne, it would be the first monarch in British history to be both a U.S. and British citizen..
Hmmm. Did the Greek-born Prince Phillip wait five years to become a prince after marrying the Queen? I don’t remember.
Anyway, it’s all fascinating royal minutia, and I’m sure we’ll be dissecting
(via TMZ; photo: Pacific Coast News)