Meghan Markle was listed as a Doctor on Companies House website after she and Prince Harry filed applications to close down their Sussex Royal foundation.
The 38-year-old was given the title Dr The Duchess of Sussex, in a mistake thought to have been made by staff from the executive agency.
It follows the royal couple being requested to drop their HRH styles, before their move to Canada and Los Angeles thereafter.
Meghan Markle, pictured above in January 2018, was given the title Dr The Duchess of Sussex, in a mistake thought to have been made by staff from Companies House
Meghan was previously named HRH The Duchess of Sussex on the government’s site, before her title was changed to Dr The Duchess of Sussex.
Both titles have since been removed from the website, according to The Sun.
A source told the newspaper: ‘I must admit doing a double-take when I saw Meghan had been made a doctor.
‘She has been called a lot of things but I had never heard Doctor Meghan.’
Another added: ‘The Duchess is definitely not a doctor.’
Meghan graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree and a double major in theatre and international studies.
Companies House is said to be ‘looking into’ the matter.
The couple filed official paperwork with the agency to dissolve the royal foundation as they shift their focus to the Prince’s eco-tourism scheme ‘Travalyst’, reports suggest.
It follows the royal couple, pictured in October last year, being requested to drop their HRH styles, before their move to Canada and Los Angeles thereafter
The company – which has been set up independently – hopes to help the hard-hit tourism industry survive the coronavirus crisis.
The couple’s move to disband their charitable organisation follows the Queen’s decision that Harry and Meghan can no longer use the word ‘royal’ in their ‘branding’.
An insider told Newsweek: ‘Following previous announcements that The Duke and Duchess will not be using the name ‘Sussex Royal’ and will not continue with a foundation in its name, paperwork has been filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission to formally close the charity down.
‘This will appear on the online public record in the coming days. The charity formally enters a period of “solvent liquidation”.’
It is claimed the couple, who quit the royal family earlier this year, want to concentrate on new ventures going forward.
This includes Travalyst, led by The Duke of Sussex, which brought together some of the biggest operators in the travel industry – including Visa, Booking.com and Skyscanner – to help travellers pick low carbon options more easily and chose destinations that will have more benefit to local communities.