Sussexes to Drop ‘Royal Highness’ Titles
Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use the titles His/Her Royal Highness according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
After speculation in the recent weeks following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s surprise announcement that they will be stepping back as “senior” royals, Buckingham Palace has released briefings over the couple’s official position within the Royal household.
In a statement from Her Majesty The Queen published on Saturday night, Queen Elizabeth II said:
Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.
Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.
I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.
It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.
A further statement from Buckingham Palace clarified the statuses of the couple, including that they will no longer be receiving public funds, and will no longer be using the titles His Royal Highness, which implies Harry’s princely status, and Her Royal Highness, which was bestowed upon American former television actress Meghan Markle when she married Prince Charles’s younger son.
We give it two years tops. Meghan will move on to somebody who better suits her new ambitions now that there is no HRH involved in her life