Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could keep their royal titles, sources have claimed.
Yesterday (February 19) the couple’s separation from official royal duties was announced and, as such, confirmed that they would give up their royal patronage.
In a statement, the Queen confirmed that her decision to leave would have ramifications.
However, it appears that Harry and Meghan will remain as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with the Queen “having no plans” to strip them of their royal titles.
Prince Harry and Meghan ‘still Duke and Duchess of Sussex’
To speak to Daily mailA royal source said their titles are strictly prohibited.
“You are still the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Your Royal Highnesses, although you will not use the latter. That was agreed last January and nothing has changed, ”the source explained.
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“He was born Prince Harry and will always be Prince Harry during the [Sussex title] was a wedding present.
“Regardless of what happened, he will still be the monarch’s grandson, the son of a future monarch, and the brother of a future monarch. That will never change. “
However, Royal Expert Andrew Neil commented, “Surely Mr and Mrs would be more appropriate?”
The claims come after another tumultuous day in the lives of Harry, Meghan and the royal family.
Yesterday the Queen made a statement.
It said: “After speaking with the Duke, the Queen has confirmed in writing that it is not possible to continue the responsibilities and duties associated with a life in public service by moving away from the work of the royal family.
While everyone is saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain popular family members.
“The honorary military appointments and royal patrons of the Duke and Duchess are therefore being returned to Her Majesty.
“While everyone is saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain popular family members.”
What did Harry and Meghan say?
The Sussexers made their own statement saying they were still committed to public service.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to Britain and the world,” it said.
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“We can all lead a life of service. Service is universal. “
A Sussexes spokesman added that there was “absolutely no question” that they wanted to keep the positions they had lost.
“They respect the decision, but have always made it clear that they feel obliged to take on the roles,” they said.
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