We may know her as her royal highness Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, but Meghan Markle's real name is actually not Meghan – it's Rachel. However, the former American actress instead of his middle name, Meghan.
Everyone knows Prince Harry's better half as Meghan between the royal family and the public . Therefore, many became confused as the Duchess was termed "Rachel Meghan, Her Royal Highness Duchess Sussex" on her son, Archie's birth certificate. How is she still a Rachel? The Duchess's reasons for sticking to his real name are unclear, but she could have a chance to change it officially in the near future.
Will Meghan Markle change citizenship?
Meghan Markle may be a British duchess, but she is hardly a British citizen – anyway. In the fall of 2017, Meghan Markle made the UK her official home by her and Princess Harry's engagement announcement. They married in Windsor Castle's St. George & # 39; s Chapel in May 2018. However, despite members of the royal family, immigration rules still apply to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Before Meghan Markle married her prince, she had to file a visa to stay in the country. To do that, Prince Harry had to make at least $ 20,000 a year or have over $ 21,000, which was probably not a problem for the couple. To be approved, the Troll Duchess Sussex probably had to provide evidence – images together, email and text conversations, and other documents – that her relationship with the British prince was right. Once she has received the visa, she must marry her loved one within six months to remain qualified (as she did).
As Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle is in the United Kingdom on a family visa that lasts two and a half years. That said, when it is on renewal, Meghan Markle cannot yet apply for citizenship. According to the reports, the Duchess of Sussex must renew her family visa as she has to wait a total of five years before she becomes a permanent citizen.
In order for Meghan Markle to become a British citizen, she must take a test. According to Money she must pass a "Life in U.K." test. The test contains 24 questions about the UK – including Meghan Markle's in-laws, the royal family – and can take about 45 minutes to complete. In addition to the test, the Duchess cannot have a serious criminal record and must comply with residence requirements that include a residence permit. She also has to live in the UK for at least three years.
Will Meghan Markle change his name?
As a US citizen, Meghan Markle has the opportunity to apply for a change of name at any time. She admits that her first name has caused confusion. "I've never been called, but my parents called me Rachel Meghan Markle, and it's just confused every legal document for my entire life," Meghan Markle once told a journalist as she discussed her real name. And it is possible to change it could cause even more confusion (plus a lot of work) as she not only had to change her name on her visa, but also her passport, work-related documents from her career as an actress (Duchess probably still does residuals) , tax articles and other important things like her credit card and bank details.
Then will Meghan Markle change his name when she becomes a British citizen? Although it is possible, it is also unlikely. Everyone already knows her when Meghan and the royal family also refer to her at her middle name. The only time she would use Rachel would be in the legal framework and on important documents that do not have a major impact on her life.
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