When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in 2018, he was given a new title by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth: the Duke of Sussex. What most people don’t realize is the royal doesn’t actually follow in the footsteps of dozens of men holding the same title. In fact, there was only one before him.
Meet Prince Augustus Frederick, the first-ever Duke of Sussex. Prince Augustus Frederick (aka Baron Arklow and Earl of Inverness) is the son of King George III and Queen Charlotte. The royal inherited the title when he was 28 years old and held the highly coveted honor until his death in 1843. At this time, the official title went into (temporary) extinction.