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This is what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby's title will be

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 15/10/2018 James Rodger
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby in spring 2019, Kensington Palace has announced.

The newly-wed couple arrived in Sydney on Monday ahead of a 16-day tour which will take in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.

"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."

a couple of people that are talking to each other: Meghan and Harry when they visited Birmingham © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Meghan and Harry when they visited Birmingham

Harry and Meghan were wed at Windsor Castle in May and the news was announced on the eve of their first tour outside the UK and Ireland.

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be "delighted" for the couple.

Doria Ragland, the mother of the duchess, is "very happy about this lovely news" and "looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild".

So what will their title be?

a person standing in front of a building: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

A son would be known as Earl of Dumbarton - because a first son of a duke is allowed to use one of his father's other lesser titles as a courtesy title.

Harry was also made the Earl of Dumbarton on the morning of his wedding, as well as being given a dukedom.

A daughter would be Lady (first name) Mountbatten-Windsor.

But the Queen could change this?

Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby have dual British and American citizenship?

Yes. The Queen stepped in ahead of George's birth to issue a Letters Patent to ensure the Cambridges' children had fitting titles, but this royal baby is much further down the line of succession.

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