Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made a surprising decision regarding their titles. It has been reported that they plan to drop their Sussex titles and instead use Princess Diana’s maiden name, Spencer, as their surname.
The couple not only discussed this decision among themselves, but also with other people. This revelation left many people amazed. While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are well known to want to revitalize their brand, especially after their Spotify deal collapsed, the idea of adopting a new surname, ditching Mountbatten-Windsor and adopting the surname Spencer, which holds a significant connection to Princess Diana, was truly unexpected.
The renaming of the Sussex brand has additional significance. Meghan Markle, according to royal author Tom Bauer, identified her true purpose in life as continuing the legacy of Princess Diana. It has been a lifelong passion for her, and interestingly, Prince Harry shares the same passion.
In fact, Meghan even proposed that they both drop the Windsor name and adopt the Spencer surname. This would mean Meghan’s new name would be Megan Spencer, symbolizing a new incarnation of Diana.
Bauer revealed in an interview with host Dan Wooten that he thinks Harry and Meghan have already discussed the idea with others, and Harry himself was fine with the decision to take his mother’s name. . It is clear that they did not make this choice in haste; they actively sought to redefine themselves as Harry and Meghan with a strong connection to Princess Diana.
As part of this transformation, Bauer explained that aligning with Diana’s legacy would require relinquishing the Sussex title. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the late Her Majesty when they married in 2018.
While their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet initially bore the Mountbatten-Windsor surname, their official line of succession has now adopted the Sussex surname, officially making them Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex.