The British Royal Family is one of the oldest institutions on the planet. It has become a beacon of hope during hard times for Britons, and being a part of the Family is a big deal.

So when Prince Harry married Suits actress Meghan Markle, it was a shock to the world. But many believed that it was written in the stars for the 39-year-old actress to be married to royalty.

A new report has surfaced recently that Meghan has apparently dropped her last name. The Duchess of Sussex, who was and is still known to many as Meghan Markle, is most likely no longer a Markle.

This shocking exposé has allowed many tongues wagging and claims that the American-based royal wants to become a Windsor, the surname of the royals.

Windsor has been used by the reigning monarch and her children, such as Andrew, Edward, and Ann. Her Majesty’s oldest son, Prince Charles, did not use it as per a report from Express UK.

Questions have been raised regarding the sudden decision of Meghan to no longer use her surname. During the visual trailer for their Archewell Audio podcast, Meghan’s name was signed as ‘Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex’ and no longer ‘Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex.’

In a 2018 article by Town and Country, royal expert Martin Koenig explains that once Meghan is married to Prince Harry, she will sign documents as only Meghan, no last name used.

"Once married, Meghan will sign as Meghan, no last name just as Harry signs as Harry. Royals use only a first name,” Koenig explained.

Mr. Koenig then went on to express that Royals may choose to use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor on the registrars or not. It is not known whether Prince William, the 2nd-in-line to the throne, uses the last name.

It is unheard of a royal wife adopting the last name of a born royal, as they are often only known through their first name. If Meghan indeed uses the royals' last name, her titles will most likely be stripped off of her.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Harrison, does not carry any royal titles but instead uses Mountbatten-Windsor.

Although both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer part of the activities of the Royal Firm, their titles of which they still use now, puts great pressure on them to carry the legacy of the Queen in a well-mannered way.