Stripping Meghan and Harry’s titles seen as ‘aggressive move’ in ‘war’ with Royal Family


The Royal Family isn’t likely to strip the Sussexes of their titles as Meghan and Harry could label the move “aggressive” and escalate the “war” within the Firm, according to a royal expert.

However, it isn’t so simple, says royal expert Johnathan Sacerdoti, who warned such a move could be spun as “aggressive” by the Sussexes and lead to escalation in the family’s “war”.

“The sense that I get is that this is not something they want to do. I think in this war between Harry and Meghan and the rest of the Royal Family, they’re [the Firm] trying to calm things not trying to throw more grenades in,” Mr Sacerdoti said.

Such a move could even spur the Meghan and Harry to write a “Spare 2” or to release another Netflix series, according to Mr Sacerdoti. He said that the working Royals just want to “get on with the job”.

He added: “They’re not trying to provoke anymore than they’re being provoked. I think that trying to remove their titles – by the King – would be seen as, perhaps, an aggressive move or at least Harry and Meghan could dress it up that way. We might have Spare 2 or Netflix volumes seven to 12.

Meghan Markle Prince Harry.

The Royal Family likely won’t strip Meghan and Harry of their titles, according to a royal expert. (Image: GETTY)

King Charles Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

The King could technically revoke their titles but it could escalate the situation. (Image: GETTY/Netflix)

“I think perhaps [the Royal Family] is trying to spare us all of that misery as well. In all honesty, I think that it is not necessarily on their agenda. They want to get on with doing the job of the Royal Family,” Mr Sacerdoti told US Weekly.

However, the Firm might not have to strip Meghan and Harry of their titles at all. Bob Seely, MP for Isle of Wight, is proposing a bill which would see the Parliament do what King Charles might be reluctant to.

Mr Seely plans to introduce the Private Members Bill by mid-February which would see Parliament vote on whether to strip Harry and Meghan of their Sussex titles.

Prince Harry was pressed on the issue in a 60 minutes interview with Anderson Cooper ahead of the release of Spare. Cooper asked: “Why not renounce your titles as Duke and Duchess?”

Meghan Markle Prince Harry.

Prince Harry asked if it would make a ‘difference’ if the couple renounced their titles. (Image: GETTY)

Spare by Prince Harry.

Revoke their titles could prompt the Sussexes to write a ‘Spare 2’, according to one expert. (Image: GETTY)

Now that the couple lives in California and have stepped down as working royals, there have been calls from some for the couple to drop the Duke and Duchess titles.

Due to the split, they have already lost their patronages. Prince Harry lost his honorary military titles, something which was likely especially hard for the Duke considering the time he spent on the frontline in Afghanistan.


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