Will Prince Harry still be Duke of Sussex? If King Charles and Prince William relationship fixed
Will Harry still be Duke of Sussex? The answer may rest on whether he can repair his fractured relationship with the King and Prince William
- There are questions on whether Prince Harry should keep his Duke of Sussex title
- 44% of Britons say he should lose titles and 32% have said he should keep them
- Question rests on if he can repair relationship with William and King Charles
Questions about whether Prince Harry should be allowed to retain his official titles have raged ever since he stood back from Royal duties.
Now it seems to rest on whether he can repair his fractured relationship with his brother and father, who could strip him of the formal titles – not just the Duke of Sussex, but also the Earl of Dumbarton, which he uses in Scotland, and Baron Kilkeel, for Northern Ireland.
Last month – after the release of the controversial Harry & Meghan Netflix series but before the Prince’s bombshell memoirs – 44 per cent of British people said he should be stripped of the titles, with 32 per cent saying he should retain them.
The late Queen awarded her grandson the Sussex title in May 2018, when he married Meghan.
Questions about whether Prince Harry (pictured with wife Meghan) should be allowed to retain his official titles have raged ever since he stood back from Royal duties
According to a recent poll, 60 per cent of adults think the Duke of Sussex deserves to be invited to come to the Royal ceremony
It was last used by Prince Augustus Frederick, ninth child of King George III, but lapsed on his death in 1843.
The Baron of Kilkeel title was created for Harry while the original Earl of Dumbarton title was created in 1675 but ended in 1749.
When asked in a US TV interview this month if he would willingly renounce his titles, the Prince fired back: ‘And what difference would that make?’
And Tory MP Bob Seely said earlier this month: ‘They seem to hate the institution of the Royal Family but seem perfectly happy to use its titles. Don’t use the titles to trash the institution.’