Following their controversial TV appearance for TIME 100 Most Influential People, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle faced a wave of criticism calling them a politically woke couple.
It came after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex urged Americans to make a change by participating in the upcoming US national election.
The 36-year-old prince then encouraged the public to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”
The Public Wants the Sussexes to Lose Their Titles
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Royal experts and one of their vocal critics, Piers Morgan, slammed the former royals by pointing out that the two deserved to be stripped of their royal titles.
Earlier this year, the most sought after couple announced that they would be stepping down as senior members of the Firm, to carve a new progressive role outside the monarchy.
With this, they will no longer formally represent the royal family and are barred from using their HRH titles.
However, they still managed to retain their private patronages and associations, as well as their title for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Baron and Baroness of Kilkeel.
Sussexes Loyalist Defends Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Now, fans shut down claims that the former “Suits” actress and her husband should give up their royal titles.
In Channel 5’s topical debate show “Jeremy Vine,” one caller named Eugena bravely defended the runaway royals as she expressed her thoughts regarding the issue.
“I’m really sick of this. Yet again, I saw Harry and Meghan have been penalized for stating a fact. You said they made a pitch against Mr. Trump, but they didn’t mention him. They’re adults. They fled the country,” she mentioned.
The Sussexes’ supporter pointed out that the couple has paid their debts to the taxpayer, yet the public is still crucifying them by wanting to give up their title.
“They paid back the renovation, and now you want them to be stripped of their title; why?”
On the other hand, panelist Iain Dale mentioned his stance and stressed that one of the royal family protocols is to be politically neutral.
“We know that they’re not allowed to get involved in politics. We’re not naive; we know exactly what they meant by that comment.”
This came after the majority of the Brits voted that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should lose their royal titles, as conducted by market research consultancy Savanta Comres, cited by Tatler magazine.
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