Royal Family opts to 'ignore' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry over title removal speculation

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unlikely to be stripped of their titles, as the Royal Family has opted to "ignore them and let them get on with it," a Royal expert has said.

There's been increasing speculation about whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will lose their titles, following their decision to step down as senior royals in 2020, reports the Mirror.

The couple, who have distanced themselves from the Royal Family, now reside in Montecito, California, with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

However, according to Royal commentator Ingrid Seward, Meghan and Harry's titles are "here to stay".

She explained that if their titles were taken away, Meghan would simply adopt a new one.

Ingrid clarified: "I don't think anything will happen to the titles. Because if they lose their titles, Harry is still a prince of the blood and Meghan instead of being the Duchess of Sussex, would be Princess Henry. That really would confuse the Americans.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
It looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will keep their titles ( Image: AFP via Getty Images) -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

"While appearing on The Royal Beat, Ingrid suggested it would appear "unkind and unnecessary" for the Royal Family to strip Meghan and Harry of their Sussex titles.

She believes the royals are taking a different approach.Ingrid elaborated: "I think the best thing is to leave them, ignore them, and let them get on with it - which is really what the Palace and the Royal Family are doing.

"Meghan and Harry retained their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles, bestowed upon them by the late Queen Elizabeth on their wedding day, despite stepping down from Royal duties.

However, they were stripped of their HRH titles and Harry relinquished his military honours.

Royal author Tom Quinn recently suggested that King Charles and Prince William have been in extensive discussions about potentially revoking Meghan and Harry's Royal titles.

Yet, he expressed their fear that such a move could exacerbate the situation.

Tom told The Mirror: "The last thing they want is to give the renegade royals something else to complain about.

William and his father know that even without their Royal titles Meghan and Harry would carry on travelling the world as if they were royals and most people in the world will still welcome them."

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