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How Meghan Markle can get royal title before British citizenship

Prince Harry’s new fiancée could receive a royal moniker long before she’s a British citizen.

Meghan Markle, who is set to become the first American-born member of England’s royal family, can be given a title such as “duchess” without earning citizenship if Queen Elizabeth approves, TMZ reported.

It takes five years for someone to earn British citizenship, and Kensington Palace does not plan to make an exception for Markle, according to the celebrity gossip site.

But Queen Elizabeth has the authority to give a title to Markle before she becomes a citizen. Should the Queen make it happen, Markle would become the first person who isn’t a British citizen to receive a royal moniker.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle attend first event after engagement

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair, in Nottingham, England, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. The couple are taking part in their first official visit together, choosing to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS with a visit to a youth project in Nottingham.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Meghan Markle: Prince Harry’s fiance

Kate Middleton received the title of Duchess of Cambridge when she married Harry’s older brother, Prince William.

Markle, 36, and Harry, 33, announced their engagement earlier this week, and attended their first public event as an engaged couple Friday when they greeted people in the city of Nottingham.

They began dating in 2016, and kept their relationship under wraps until it was first announced last fall.


Queen Elizabeth has the authority to give Markle a royal title before she becomes a citizen.


Markle had been starring on the USA series “Suits” when they began dating, but confirmed after the engagement that she was giving up acting.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set to wed at St. George’s Chapel

Their wedding is scheduled for next May.

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