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Does She Want To Be A Royal — Or Not? Meghan Drops Markle From Name As Duchess, 'Could Adopt Prince Harry's Windsor Surname'

Meghan Drops Markle From Name As Duchess
Source: MEGA

While it was believed that Meghan Markle was ready to walk away from her life as a royal, she now seems to want the best of both worlds as she tries to maintain royal recognition and Hollywood stardom.

In fact, the Duchess may no longer be using her father's surname, as she was listed as just 'Meghan' on her and Prince Harry's new Spotify venture, Archewell Audio.

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In the podcast's 'About' section, it reads: "Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, present Archewell Audio, only on Spotify. Follow for updates."

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Since members of the royal clan "use only a first name," royal expert Marlene Koenig previously speculated that "Meghan will sign as Meghan, no last name, just as Harry signs as Harry," after the duo wed in 2018.

Koenig further explained that it is still common for members of the royal clan to use the names "Windsor" or "Mountbatten-Windsor" on their marriage registrar.

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As it turns out, the brunette beauty isn't the only one who is making possible strides back to the royal family.

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OK! previously learned that the father of one is also starting to regret splitting from the royals earlier last year, when Harry, Meghan and son Archie ditched their duties and moved to California so they could "rebrand themselves" as Hollywood stars and be financially independent.

"The reality of living in L.A., away from his family and friends has hit him and this is why he wants to renegotiate his future with the family," the source dished.

Despite their indecisiveness, the pair are moving full speed ahead on their Hollywood dreams.

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Spotify released a statement at the time of their business deal and said Archewell Audio — which will be available for free through the streaming giant — will produce programming that "uplifts and entertains audiences around the world and features diverse perspectives and voices."

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"What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction," the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in their joint statement. "With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so.

"When we hear each other, and hear each other's stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are," they added.

Although Archewell Audio hasn't officially released its first episode, the duo did record a holiday special, which dropped on Tuesday, December 29.

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