Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have divided royal fans following their decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family. The pair also stunned many as they announced a Netflix deal earlier this year. The announcement reignited a row among royal fans over whether the couple should still be referred to as royals and maintain their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
During an interview with Express.co.uk, royal expert Marlene Koenig argued the Queen could make a simple change to make those disgruntled by Meghan and Harry’s continued use of their duke and duchess titles happy.
She added that previous royals had followed this route to avoid controversy in non-royal endeavours.
Ms Koenig said: “The Queen could remove the HRH and the title Prince, are they going to do that? No.
“My feeling and suggestion is that when Harry and Meghan have the credits of the projects they are working on, they just use Meghan and Harry, Sussex.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry advised on ‘perfect solution’ for heated Royal titles row
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been advised to make a simple change going into the future to end the debate on maintaining their royal titles.
Ms Koenig insisted this has been done in the past by other royals for their private ventures outside of normal Royal Family duties.
She continued: “Remember when Prince Edward ran his production company, Ardent, he used Edward Windsor.
“He didn’t use His Royal Highness Prince Edward, he used Edward Windsor.”
Ms Koenig also suggested royal advisers should put forward this compromise to Harry and Meghan.
Meghan Markle: Ms Koenig also suggested that royal advisors should suggest this compromise to Harry and Meghan.
Ms Koenig added: “There is a lot of precedence for using just the geographic part of your title for your professional name.
“That would solve a lot of problems, that would be the perfect way out.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have previously suffered backlash for the way they have conducted themselves after cutting ties with the Royal Family.
Meghan Markle: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have previously suffered backlash for the way they have conducted themselves after cutting ties with the Royal Family.
The pair received criticism for speaking on politics following a video with TIME magazine.
In the video, both Meghan and Harry insisted it was important to vote in the upcoming US election and to say no to aggressive and divisive messages
Despite not instructing viewers who to vote for, Meghan and Harry were criticised and condemned as some interpreted their message as support for Joe Biden and opposition to Donald Trump.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK