Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan (yeah, we’re going there) haven’t even been married for a month but there’s already talk of babies. Because if their honeymoon is as hot and sexy as we think it is, then maybe a royal baby countdown isn’t beyond the realm of possibility. But there’s some not-so-great news on that front. According to People, if and when Harry and Meghan have children and if they happen to be female, they will not inherit any royal titles.
Previously, the Sussex title has has only been passed down to male heirs, which means that if Harry and Meghan produce a boy or boys, the dukedom will continue. Yay. But, if the couple only welcome a girl or girls, that could be the end of the Sussexes.
There’s some small potential for change, though. If you recall, in 2011, prior to George‘s birth, there was a change in the laws of succession guaranteeing Will and Kate‘s firstborn would be third in line, regardless of gender. Two years later, while Kate was pregnant with George, another change was made to the succession rules, resulting in baby Louis being unable to pass big sister Charlotte in line to the throne.
As far as titles go, it’s interesting to wonder what Meghan and Harry’s thoughts are. On one hand, they don’t seem like the types who necessarily care about titles. On the other hand, it’s about the principle and as staunch feminists, one has to wonder if it’s something the couple, Megs in particular, is going to try to take on. Hmm, maybe the one-on-one time Meghan and The Queen will have next week will be the start of an important conversation. Though considering this is more political than anything else, perhaps nothing can be done to change decades of peerage rules and inheritance laws. But it doesn’t hurt for the two women to chat about it, right? Because, enough already. It’s time for a change.