Meghan Markle Was Mysteriously Given the Title of ‘Doctor’ on a Government Website. Here’s What We Know

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Meghan Markle made a new addition to her list of titles last week: Doctor.

Yup. It seems that Markle was accidentally listed as "Dr. The Duchess of Sussex" on an official government website. According to The Sun, the problem arose when the duchess and her husband, Prince Harry, recently filed paperwork to formally close down their charity, SussexRoyal. Per the outlet, the mistake originated from a “filing error” by the Companies House staff.

Prior to the update, which was corrected last Friday, the duchess’s title on the site read, "HRH The Duchess of Sussex" (a title the 38-year-old can no longer use). A spokesman for Companies House stated that they were “looking into this matter.” 

Of course, the publication investigated the Dr. error and confirmed with a handful of royal sources that the duchess was in no way a doctor. 

"I must admit doing a double-take when I saw Meghan had been made a doctor," one source told The Sun. "She has been called a lot of things but I had never heard Doctor Meghan."

ICYMI: Meghan and Harry filed all the relevant documents to close SussexRoyal, which has entered a phase of “solvent liquidation,” where all of the trustees will step down from their posts. Harry, however, will remain the Director and Trustee throughout the remainder of the liquidation process. 

So, while she may still be the Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel, Meghan Markle does not, unfortunately, hold the title of doctor. But hey, maybe one day. 

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