Only a son born from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would inherit the dukedom.
Royal laws of succession were changed to become gender-neutral in 2013.
If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were to have a daughter as their first child and then a son, the daughter would keep her place as in the line of succession.
Only a son born from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would inherit the dukedom
However, despite the rule change to the line of succession, the rules of peerage have not changed.
It means male heirs inherit the title, rather than daughters.
Such rules could be frowned upon by Meghan Markle who has previously declared she was proud to be a feminist.
The Duchess of Sussex’s stance has been highlighted on the Royal’s new website that quotes her speaking at the UN in 2015.
She said: “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.”
The page also highlights the Duchess’ activism work and champions her efforts for women in addition to works conducted abroad.
It reads: “In 2015, The Duchess became the UN Women’s Advocate for Women’s Political Participation and Leadership. In this role, she gave a speech on the importance of gender equality on International Women’s Day for UN Women in New York City.
“Ahead of her appointment to this role, Her Royal Highness spent time at the UN’s New York office to understand the organisation’s day-to-day work before embarking on a learning mission to Rwanda.
“On this trip The Duchess met female parliamentarian leaders in Kigali and visited Gihembe refugee camp, where women were working on leadership and empowerment at a grassroots level.”
The site also discusses the Royal’s work with the Myna Mahila Foundation that helped to “empower women” last year.
It went on: “In 2017, Her Royal Highness undertook a second learning mission with the organisation when she visited India with World Vision to bring a greater awareness to girls’ lack of access to education.
“In the slum communities of Mumbai, The Duchess witnessed the work of the Myna Mahila Foundation who empower women through access to menstrual hygiene products and employment opportunities.
The Duchess of Sussex is expected to continue her activism work after her wedding
“The Myna Mahila Foundation is one of the charities chosen by the couple to benefit from charitable donations made for the Royal Wedding.”
The Duchess of Sussex is expected to continue her activism work after her wedding into the Royal Family.
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