Buckingham Palace said in a statement today the Queen has confirmed that as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as working royals, they could not continue with the “responsibilities and duties” which come with a life of public service.
And now, many have taken to social media to urge the monarch to strip Meghan and Harry of all royal titles, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.
Good Morning Britain host, Piers Morgan, lashed out at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex urging them to give up their titles.
Mr Morgan – a vocal critic of the couple – said: “Presumably they will be giving up their Duke and Duchess royal titles too?”
Another tweeted: “And what about the titles that they continue to use to get money?”
Someone else simply said: “Good. Now take away their titles.”
Another person said the couple are “nothing but spoilt brats”.
They said: “Good riddance to them! They are nothing but spoil brats that want it all but lost out!
“Meghan has brought ruin on Harry, and one day he will see the light and unfortunately by then it would be too late!
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“But they still have their titles and they are still making money out of them.
“I don’t care 2 bits about them wanting to stand down that’s fine but they are still merching off those titles remove them.”
Another said: “Will they give up their Duke and Duchess status too and not be allowed to promote themselves using titles?”
Others said if the couple “want a clean break then the titles of Duke and Duchess should be removed!”
The statement from the Palace said: “Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.
“The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.
“While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.”
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said: “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”