Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stood down as senior royals earlier this year but were allowed to keep their official Sussex titles. However, their recent comments on the US election and solo appearance for Remembrance Sunday has sparked controversy and prompted Express.co.uk readers to call for the pair to be stripped of their royal titles.
In response to recent events, this website asked readers whether they thought the Queen should strip Meghan and Harry of their Sussex titles when she reviews the terms of their departure from the Royal Family next year.
The poll, carried out from 12pm-9pm on November 12, asked: “Should the Queen strip Meghan and Harry of their titles?”
The overwhelming majority of readers thought the pair should lose their official titles, with 98 percent (7,693 people) voting “yes”.
Just three percent (242 people) voted “no”.
Less than one percent of readers (56 people) voted “not sure”.
Readers then took to the comments to explain why they thought Meghan and Harry should lose their official titles.
One person simply wrote: “Yes, the sooner the better.”
While another reader went in more detail and suggested the Sussexes could spell the end of the monarchy altogether if they end up keeping their titles.
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“My understanding is there are furious letters being sent to Her Majesty and parliament.
“If something isn’t done soon, I fear the forthcoming 70 year celebration next year will be met with booing from Her Majesty’s subjects.”
A third person said: “What is the point of being granted a Dukedom (in this case Sussex), if not only do you not live in that county but in this case don’t even live in the country?
“Absolutely bonkers and the people of Sussex deserve better!”
Meghan and Harry stood down as senior royals at the end of March, in favour of becoming financially independent and moving abroad.
The couple, who recently moved to Santa Barbara, California, were told they could no longer use their HRH (His Royal Highness/Her Royal Highness) titles after stepping down, but they would still be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
A review of the current terms of the Megxit deal will take place in March 2021.