Calls for King Charles to STRIP Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of royal Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles after showing their ‘distaste for the monarchy’ in Netflix series
- Harry claimed he told father they would give up Sussex title if Megxit went awry
- But almost three years on Harry and Meghan have not handed it back to King
- Expert Robert Jobson said: ‘Surely it’s time for the Crown to accept his offer’
Harry and Meghan’s clear ‘distaste’ for the Royal Family must now lead to them giving back their Sussex title – or face having it taken by King Charles or Parliament, a royal expert has claimed.
The monarch’s youngest son revealed on his Netflix series that he told his father that he and Meghan were willing to relinquish their Sussex title if Megxit did not work out.
But more than two and a half years on, and after six hours of trashing his family on TV in the past week, there are growing calls for the couple to lose their royal dukedom.
Royal expert and biographer Robert Jobson said today: ‘Harry claims in his Netflix docu-series he offered to give up his title Duke of Sussex. Given his and his wife’s distaste for our constitutional monarchy, surely it is time for the Crown to accept his offer. The title was given in anticipation of service to the Crown and country’.
Harry and Meghan’s clear ‘distaste’ for the British Royal Family must now lead to them giving back their Sussex title, a royal expert has claimed
MPs have also been plotting a change in the law, previously used to take titles from war traitors, accusing the Sussexes of ‘monetising misery’ and using their titles to rake in £100million-plus from corporate deals.
A poll for The Sun newspaper found that 93 per cent of people said Harry and Meghan should be stripped of their titles. Just four per cent thought they should keep them.
Kate curtseys for the King at Westminster Abbey last night
Last week a senior government minister described the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as ‘clearly a very troubled couple’, albeit one who had faced ‘unacceptable’ press intrusion, and said viewers should boycott Netflix.
Employment minister Guy Opperman told BBC Question Time: ‘I would urge everyone to boycott Netflix and make sure that we actually focus on the things that matter.’ A Downing Street spokesman said only ‘it’s a matter for the public what channels they want to watch’.
Conservative backbencher Bob Seely has said he plans to bring forward proposed legislation that could eventually strip the couple of their royal titles.
The Isle of Wight MP suggested he could bring forward a short private members’ bill in the new year that could give the Privy Council the power to downgrade their status.
Describing it as a ‘political issue’, he said: ‘As well as trashing his family and monetising his misery for public consumption, he is also attacking some important institutions in this country.’
Harry and William’s relationship appears to have no real hope of surviving the latest Netflix barrage.
Harry recounted what happened behind the scenes when the Queen summoned Charles, William and Harry to Sandringham almost three years ago to resolve the Sussexes’ future plans after they issued a statement saying they wanted to step back as senior royals.
William, Kate, George and Charlotte were cheered and greeted with chants of ‘we love you’ as they stuck to their jobs in the wake of Harry and Meghan’s incessant TV attacks
He described William’s dealings with him and accused his father, Charles, of saying things that were not true, but said the Queen remained passive.
‘It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that just simply weren’t true. And my grandmother, you know, quietly sit there and take it all in,’ Harry said.
‘But you have to understand that, from the family’s perspective, especially from hers, there are ways of doing things and her ultimate, sort of, mission, goal/responsibility is the institution.’
Harry said he was given five options, ranging from ‘all in, no change’ to ‘all out’, and he chose option three: ‘half in, half out’.
‘It became very clear, very quickly, that that goal was not up for discussion or debate,’ he added.
The timing of the meeting was, he said, deliberately arranged so Meghan could not attend.
Harry also claimed his brother’s office, Kensington Palace, traded negative stories just like his father’s had in the past, saying it was “heart-breaking” to see something he and William promised they would “never ever do” taking place.
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