Is Queen Elizabeth Demoting Meghan Markle From Duchess to Countess?

The senior members of the royal family have been extremely busy working out all of the details of “Megxit” in recent weeks. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry will be making some major changes, doing everything from not receiving any public funding to giving up their royal titles.

Although everyone was extremely surprised and even a little blindsided when they announced that they would be stepping back as senior royals, fans realize that Meghan and Prince Harry have to do what they feel is best for themselves and their new son: Archie. The couple has been under an intense amount of media scrutiny for what seems like forever, and Meghan even admitted that she finds royal life to be “unfair.”

Fans can only hope that after “Megxit” is a done deal that they will have the privacy and happiness that they deserve. Naturally, whenever anyone resigns from a position, they lose a number of certain things, which is something that everyone is talking about. So, is Queen Elizabeth demoting Meghan from duchess to countess?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a surprising announcement

Although royal fans were well aware that Meghan and Prince Harry were having a tough time, the announcement that they would be stepping back from their royal roles was still completely unexpected. According to Fox News, we learned early in January 2020 that “Megxit” would be happening.

Since then, all eyes have been on royal news in order to keep on top of every update. At this point, it has been revealed that Meghan and Prince Harry are going to be paying back the taxpayer funds that were used to renovate Frogmore Cottage.

They are also going to be splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America. In addition, the couple plans to become “financially independent” and that they are hoping to live more privately as they focus on the next stages of their lives.

Meghan and Prince Harry have made it clear that they will still be supporting Queen Elizabeth. But they won’t be officially carrying out any further royal duties after the spring of 2020. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are giving up their royal titles

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Now that they have decided to step back as senior royals, Meghan and Prince Harry are also going to be giving up their “HRH” titles. The Daily Mail reports the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be referred to as “Their Royal Highnesses.”

We can only imagine that this is a small price to pay in a decision that was so huge and life-changing, and chances are, Meghan and Prince Harry suspected that it would happen. While there are still plenty of questions surrounding “Megxit,” royal fans will miss recognizing Meghan and Prince Harry by their “HRH” titles even though this is one of the smallest changes in the entire situation. 

Is Queen Elizabeth demoting Meghan Markle from duchess to countess?

Meghan has only had the honor of being a duchess for a few short years, yet many royal fans may wonder if she will continue to have that rank after “Megxit.” After all, Queen Elizabeth has the power to demote her from a duchess to a countess, and it is completely up to her whether she chooses to do so.

So, will Meghan now be called the Countess of Sussex? According to E! News, she won’t.

While the queen may have considered the possibility of demoting Meghan, she ultimately decided against it, because, of all things, she didn’t want to seem petty. Even after the split is complete, we can all rest assured that Meghan will still be known as the Duchess of Sussex. 

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