Six in 10 Britons say Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should LOSE their royal titles after controversial string of US broadcasts
- Three out of five Britons think Harry and Meghan should lose their royal titles
- A further one in five said they should be allowed to keep them but not use them
- The Queen ordered the couple not to use their HRH – His or Her Royal Highness
The majority of the British public think Harry and Meghan should either lose their royal titles or stop using them.
Three out of five people polled said the couple should be stripped of their official titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
A further one in five said they should be allowed to keep them but not use them day to day.
The Queen ordered the couple not to use their HRH – His or Her Royal Highness – status, but they now style themselves Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, in their commercial dealings.
The majority of the British public think Harry and Meghan (pictured) should either lose their royal titles or stop using them
It has sparked renewed debate as to whether the Queen should fully strip them of the dukedom, which was given as a wedding gift.
However, Her Majesty and senior advisers are aware that the public blamed the monarchy for Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, losing her royal status, even though she agreed to it.
Buckingham Palace is keen not to be accused of behaving in a similarly vengeful manner towards her son. The survey of just over 4,500 adults was carried out by YouGov on May 17 following the release of a podcast in which Harry attacked his father’s and grandparents’ parenting styles.
It found just 17 per cent thought the couple should keep and use their titles, while one in five said they didn’t know.
Prince Harry and Meghan feature in a trailer for the upcoming The Me You Can’t See, a series on mental health for Apple TV+.
It comes as sources close to Harry claimed that his complaints were ‘no different’ to his father’s account of his unhappy childhood in an authorised 1994 biography by Jonathan Dimbleby.
In the Armchair Expert podcast last week, Harry said that his move to the US was in part to ‘break the cycle’ of ‘genetic pain’ for his own children.
The issue is likely to be picked over again on Friday when he features in a series on mental health for Apple TV+.
Yesterday it emerged that the couple are winding down their UK-based Sussex Royal charity, which was renamed MWX Trading following their decision to quit as working royals.
Documents filed with Companies House show they have appointed a voluntary liquidator.