Meghan Markle could take a new surname once royal split becomes official this month

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  • Meghan Markle is set to take on a new surname once her departure from royal duties becomes official at the end of this month.


    The Duchess of Sussex has continued to be known simply as Meghan, but she might choose to use another royal surname as she embarks on non-royal life.

    What could Meghan Markle be known as?

    Meghan will have the option to adopt the same surname the Queen and Prince Philip picked to pass on to their descendants.

    While traditionally, the majority of Royal Family members use their titles as surnames, male-line heirs of the monarch have been granted the right to use Mountbatten-Windsor when required.

    Meghan and Harry chose to give their son Archie Harrison the Mountbatten-Windsor surname, in a touching tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.

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    This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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    He was born in May 2019, just months before the couple decided to step down from royal duties and relocate to Canada in January.

    The Duchess of Sussex could therefore decide to match her son and choose to be known as Meghan Mountbatten-Windsor.

    This comes after the producer of The Simpsons told Meghan to ‘give them a call’ for voiceover work, after hearing she’s keen to get back to her acting roots.

    Speaking to the Radio Times, executive producer, Al Jean, said he’d like to feature Duchess Meghan in the show.

    He said, ‘We’ve talked about Harry and Meghan. I hear she wants to do voiceover work.

    ‘So if they’re reading this, give us a call.’

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