Royal present: Queen Elizabeth's gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal present: Queen Elizabeth's gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

ALASTAIR GRANT via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II talks with Prince Philip as they leave the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel.

The rule that applies to Britain's peerage, which dictates that only male heirs can inherit, is something straight out of Pride and Prejudice-except that we happen to be living in the 21 century.

The act made provisions for birth order to be the main determinant of whoever occupies the throne as King or Queen of the United Kingdom, the People stated.

Before this decree Princess Charlotte (3) would have lost her place in the line of succession to baby brother Prince Louis. Or perhaps there are no ulterior motives; she just genuinely likes the breath of fresh air Meghan brings and simply enjoys chatting with her.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana had shared a wedding day kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony in 1981, as did Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1986, and William and Kate in 2011.

When the 10th Baron Baybrooke died previous year with no male heir, none of his eight daughters could inherit the title, or the 6,000-acre Audley Estate in Essex.

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"It seems rather hard on Amanda".

She continued to say: "She [the Queen] doesn't want 70 years of hard work to be for nothing".

Fitzwilliams added, "She and Harry are senior members of the royal family. One can't just brush them aside", he explained.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially asked that their friends and supporters donate to charity in lieu of sending them traditional wedding gifts.

Cape Town - Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has a busy schedule waiting for her when she gets back from her honeymoon with husband Prince Harry.

However, in the months leading up to the wedding, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took part in many royal engagements, touring around the United Kingdom, and at one point event stopping off in Belfast.

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