I'm a 'Real-Life Princess': Meghan Markle Neglects Calling Herself a Duchess in Favor of Higher Rank

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The Duchess of Sussex reportedly wanted to be known as 'Princess Henry.'

Mar. 23 2024, Published 6:34 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle's full royal title is Her Royal Highness The Princess Henry, Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton, Baroness Kilkeel. But the ex-working royal reportedly felt that her 'princess' style was the most important to her.

"It's important to be thoughtful about it because — even with the Oprah interview, I was conscious of the fact that there are little girls that I meet, and they're just like, 'Oh my God, it's a real-life princess,'" the Duchess shared in a 2022 interview.

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The Duchess of Sussex pictured in 2022.

"I just look at all of them and think, 'You have the power within you to create a life greater than any fairy tale you've ever read,'" she added. "I don't mean that in terms of 'You could marry a prince one day.' I mean you can find love. You can find happiness. You can be up against what could feel like the greatest obstacle and then you can find happiness again."

Although Meghan is technically a princess, royals are expected to use and be known by their primary titles, which for her is Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan and Prince Harry could have flourished in King Charles III's new "Carolean Era," but reportedly opted for monetized tell-alls and the fleeting unpredictability of Hollywood instead.

"The whole kind of royal machine, if you like, is a team effort, and I just think it's very sad because Harry and Meghan had such potential," author Robert Hardman told an outlet.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the British royal family in early 2020.

Harry writes in his book Spare how no one will return his calls and he can't get through to anyone, and it's just all about me, me, me," Hardman added. "And now, when we do tend to hear from them on a royal matter, it's just to say how miserable they were being royal."

The author of Charles III: New King. New Court. The Inside Story pointed out how there is no question that Harry and Meghan will never be allowed to work for the Crown again. "I can't envisage a situation where they're back as part of the royal working unit, but I can certainly see it becoming a kind of normal thing for them to keep coming back."

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Meghan Markle left being a royal princess to start a lifestyle brand called American Riviera Orchard.

Even though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's often acrimonious split with the monarchy led to royal and Sussex supporter divisions, some royal analysts, such as Hardman, feel that there is a bittersweetness to the parting. "It's a family at the end of the day, and they did have so much to give. I mean, when you look back on that sunny day in May 2018 and that sense of promise, all they were going to be doing for the Commonwealth."

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The Duchess of Sussex is 'one of the most despised people in British opinion polls,' according to a Hollywood insider.

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Daily Mirror reported on Meghan's comments.

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