Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were given royal titles from the Queen on their wedding day, they will only be passed on to their future sons, not their daughters.

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After being named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the Queen on May 19, according to People, the dukedom can only be inherited by a male heir, not female, meaning that if they only have daughters, the title will die out.

However, rules regarding males and females have changed in the past. The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 states that birth order determines who will become the next king or queen, rather than by gender.

Had this rule not been implemented, Princess Charlotte would have lost her spot in line for the throne to her baby brother, Prince Louis.

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Both Meghan and Prince Harry have stated that they are both feminists, with the Duchess of Sussex stating on the royal family website that she is “proud to be a woman and a feminist.”

But as of now, if the newlyweds were to have children, a son would inherit their title.

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