Only Males Will Inherit Titles From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Old school! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have managed to shatter a lot of stereotypes and royal rules with their love story, but clearly, some old-fashioned notions are remaining firmly rooted in place (for now, at least).
The new titles Harry and Meghan received on their wedding day will only be passed to a future son, not daugters, meaning even if they have all girls, no dice.
- Queen Elizabeth granted them the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
- However, that rule may change. Thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, birth order determines who will become the next king or queen of the U.K., regardless of gender. If that was not the case, Princess Charlotte, 3, would have lost her spot in line to the throne to baby bro Prince Louis. The legislation was passed while Kate Middleton was pregnant with her and Prince William’s first child, Prince George, 4.
- Meghan and Harry have said they are feminists; it’s even on Meghan’s official royal biography page, so observers see them both vying for a change to the rules.
- Meanwhile, Harry announced Monday that the 2020 Invictus Games will be held in The Hague in the Netherlands. The Invictus Games are a global sporting event for injured servicemen and women and veterans.
- "I am delighted to announce that The Hague is taking up the challenge of hosting the fifth Invictus Games in 2020," he said via a statement. "The city will soon become the motivation for hundreds of servicemen and women using the Invictus Games to inspire their recovery from physical and mental injuries. The Netherlands has supported the Games from the very beginning, and I know that everyone there will fully get behind and support the soldiers and veterans who have served their countries so bravely."