Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. And when it comes to who is taking who’s name, the royals do things a little differently. On their wedding day, the couple will be given totally new titles. Of course, one title just won’t be enough for the royal couple: In addition to their English titles, Queen Elizabeth II will honor each of them with a second Scottish title on their wedding day.
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When Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in 2011, the Queen gave them the formal English titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Harry and Meghan will follow suit: It’s expected that the couple will be named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
However, it’s tradition for Queen Elizabeth to bestow the newlyweds with Scottish titles as well—and the royals are all about tradition. In addition to their Cambridge titles, William and Kate were given the titles of Earl and Countess of Strathearn. Prince Charles is known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, and Prince Philip is known as the Duke of Edinburgh. According to the Press and Journal, these official titles are used when the royals are in Scotland.
As for Harry and Meghan? They’ll likely become the Earl and Countess of Ross. Ross is expected to go to Harry as it has a history of being given to royal second sons.
Their official titles won’t be announced until their wedding day, so we’ll have to wait until then to know exactly which Scottish titles they receive. In the meantime, we’ll be trying to memorize all of the different royal names to keep them straight.
Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser Explains Why Celebrities File For Divorce on Friday, and Other Industry Secrets
Los Angeles divorce attorney Lauren Wasser has dissolved the marriages of many an A-List celebrity: think Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian West, and countless others. “I make it as pleasant as possible under the circumstances and [clients] may say to one of their friends, ‘She was good, go to her,’” Wasser shared with “Entertainment Tonight.”
“It is not a coincidence that [celebrities file for divorce] on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend,” Wasser told ET. “Our hope is that it slips through the news cycle rather than on a Monday, where you are hearing about it for the entire week.”
She also tries to work out the details of the “disso” before the papers get filed, if possible. “We advise couples in the limelight to see if we can get as much as possible resolved before we [file the court documents],” Wasser said.
“When we file the paperwork, it is usually after things have been in the pipeline for some time and have it all really done on the DL without anybody having to know about it, read about it or see it.”