MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been urged to give the up the royal titles they claim to hate by furious Palace aides.
Speaking on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard last week, Harry said he’d wanted to quit the Royal Family since he was in his 20s, adding “look what it did to my mum”.
But his comments have led to even more “anger and bewilderment” within the Royal Family – not least because Harry and Meghan are still using their royal titles to cash in and raise their profile.
Meghan, for example, used her title Duchess of Sussex on the cover of her new children’s book despite previously saying she wasn’t interested in having a royal title and that she was simply “Meghan”.
And Harry’s other comments in the interview has sparked anger too – not least the way he criticised Charles’ parenting and by implication the parenting of the Queen and his late grandfather Prince Philip.
One aide reportedly told the Mail on Sunday: “People are appalled that he could do this to the Queen when the Duke of Edinburgh is barely in his grave. To drag his grandfather into this is so shocking and disrespectful.
“The Duke of Sussex has now spent a significant amount of time emphasising that he’s no different to anyone else and attacking the institution which he says has caused him so much pain. There is a growing feeling that if you dislike the institution that much, you shouldn’t have the titles.”
Another source said: “They should put the titles into abeyance, so they still exist, but are not used, like they agreed to do with their HRHs. They should just become Harry and Meghan. And if they refuse to do that, they have to explain why not.”
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