Your Turn gives Beast Inside members a chance to weigh in with questions and perspectives about what’s happening in the news for a chance to be published on the homepage. Thank you to member Manisha Thakor for this week’s questions on HRH the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
What official roles will Harry and Meghan have in the British royal hierarchy?
Technically, Harry will occupy the same position as Charles’ brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, once the Queen dies and his father ascends to the throne. Meghan would have an identical position in the seniority ranking to Edward’s wife, Sophie. However, in reality, Harry and Meghan will play a far more important role in the life of the nation than his uncles and aunts currently do. This is due not only to their enormous popularity but also the exceptionally strong relationship between Harry and William, whereas Charles does not get along with his brothers and has actively sought to cut them out of his vision for a slimmed down monarchy. Harry is hot-headed and will never be an advisor, per se, but he will be King William’s most trusted confidant.