Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to give up royal titles? Senior palace aides grumble
Last Modified: Mar 23, 2022
Senior palace aides have started speaking out that it's high time for Prince Harry to give up his title after quitting his royal duties last year alongside his wife Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry is reportedly on bad terms with the palace after he blasted his father, Prince Charles, on Dax Shepard’s podcast. He had claimed that Prince Charles had passed on a “cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering” to him.
Moreover, he claimed that Charles’ parenting skills reflected his own upbringing by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. According to DailyMail, aides told the outlet that Harry’s allegations sparked particular anger and there is an increasing sense of “bewilderment and betrayal” inside the palace.
According to the outlet, one aide told him, “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 emphasizing 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,” the aide added.
Another source told the Mail, “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.”
Last year Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave up their His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness after their split from the royal family and move to America.