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Meghan Markle and Harry caught up in embarrassing game show blunder - 'taped months ago!'

The couple sensationally stepped down as senior royals in January and vowed to become “financially independent”. The joke was made on ‘Don’t’, a new American gameshow hosted by actor Adam Scott.

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is also featured as a voiceover, though he doesn’t appear physically.

In a segment called ‘Don’t Get Tired’ Mr Scott asked the contestants: “Meghan Markle went from ‘Suits’ to crowns after she married into the royal family.

“Before she resigned, what was her official title?”

According to entertainment site US Weekly, Mr Scott tweaked the second bit of the question as the camera panned away.

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Meghan and Harry were the subject of a US gameshow joke (Image: GETTY)

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Adam Scott hosting 'Don't' on ABC (Image: YouTube/ABC )

He then offered four possible answers: “Was it A. Countess of Cambridge, B. Duchess of Wessex, C. Duchess of Cornwall, or D. Duchess of Sussex?”

Jokingly Mr Reynolds interjected: “Or E. We taped this show seven months ago.”

However whilst they stood down as senior royals Harry and Meghan have retained their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

They did agree to drop their “Sussex Royal” brand and to stop using the HRH prefix before their names.

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Harry and Meghan announced they were standing down as senior royals in January (Image: GETTY)

The contestants, four sisters, answered Duchess of Cornwall which was incorrect.

The Duchess of Cornwall is in fact the title of Camilla, Prince Charles’ second wife.

In addition, Mr Reynolds is listed as an executive producer on the show.

Each episode of ‘Don’t’ sees a team of four contestants compete in a series of five games to win a maximum of $100,000 (£79,210).

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Harry and Meghan said they planned to become "financially independent" (Image: GETTY)

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Harry and Meghan pictured in London earlier this year (Image: GETTY)

The games, the names of each of which begin with ‘Don’t’, are alternated so different teams have to complete different tasks.

Meghan and Harry are currently living in Los Angeles.

During the lockdown the couple were stopped delivering food to vulnerable LA residents.

Los Angeles have been badly hit by coronavirus with bars and restaurants recently being ordered to close for a second time as the number of COVID-19 cases surged.

Last month the city also saw massive protests, some of which turned violent, following the death of George Floyd as he was being detained by police in Minneapolis.

In response for a number of days a night time curfew was put in place across the city.

Back in January Harry and Meghan said they planned to split their time between North America and the UK.

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Harry and Meghan with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Image: GETTY)

The couple also pledged to repay the taxpayer money spent refurbishing their Frogmore Cottage home near Windsor.

Announcing their departure as senior royals the couple said: “We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.

“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

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