Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new royal titles have been announced

How exciting!

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How exciting!

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is finally here, taking place at 12pm at St George's Chapel, Windsor.

Something that's been on many people's minds ahead of the big day, however, is the Queen's gifts to the royal couple. As with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the monarch was set to give Prince Harry not one but two royal titles as a wedding gift, as well as a royal title to his bride, Meghan.

As predicted, Kensington Palace announced this morning that the Queen has gifted the royal couple the royal titles of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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With their newly-gifted dukedom, the couple joins Prince William and Kate Middleton who are already Duke and Duchess of Cambridge respectively, and Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

Because she does not technically have 'royal blood', like Kate Middleton, Meghan will not be given the title of 'Princess'.

We're sure she'll be thought of as a Princess in the eyes of royal fans everywhere, though.

Now to get our first glimpse of that dress...

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