Here's Why People Are Speculating About Meghan Markle's Royal Title

Meghan Markle's description on this charity's website has not gone unnoticed.

By Samantha Schnurr Mar 23, 2020 1:30 PMTags
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HRH Meghan Markle? Not exactly anymore. 

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spend their final days before March 31, their official transition date into their new roles, fans are already noticing some changes to their public life. 

Back in January, following the couple's bombshell public announcement, Buckingham Palace announced, "With The Queen's blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty. The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family."

"As agreed and set out in January, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will retain their 'HRH' prefix, thereby formally remaining known as His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex," the couple's website reads. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer actively use their HRH titles as they will no longer be working members of the family as of Spring 2020."

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Some think those changes have already begun to take effect for one of Markle's patronages in particular. Over on the website for Smart Works, a UK charity that provides interview clothes and training to unemployed women in need and for which the Duchess of Sussex has served as a royal patron, Markle is referred to as the Duchess of Sussex or Duchess on the page describing her as a patron.

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There is no reference to her as royal or HRH on that page, something fans have picked up on. 

However, all evidence of her past position were not completely wiped from the website. 

On a separate page about the Smart Set capsule collection, a project she launched with the charity in September 2019, she is still referred to as "HRH The Duchess of Sussex."

According to the calendar, it's technically not wrong. We'll just have to check back in 8 days. 

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