Harry and Meghan to give up “royal highness” titles, according to statement from Buckingham Palace

Harry and Meghan to give up "royal highness" titles, according to statement from Buckingham Palace 1


Royal commentator Richard Berthelsen discusses the news that Harry and Meghan will no longer use their royal highness titles.

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74 Comments on "Harry and Meghan to give up “royal highness” titles, according to statement from Buckingham Palace"

  1. This is mildly amusing

  2. I’m glad the Queen makes it clear “many months of conversation ” I know the Queen knew all along.

  3. Nomvula Dlamini | January 18, 2020 at 3:20 PM | Reply

    Keeping their titles but losing the HRH status … The latter is what gives any member of the royal family real power.

    • @Christopher Mosley 🤣😅🤣😅

    • Ermine Tulloch | January 18, 2020 at 7:27 PM | Reply

      @Janew Wu wishful thinking , you evil troll.

    • It is what Diana lost when she became prey to MI-6. A sitting duck as Al-Fayed’s security was a silly guy who did not even enforce seat belts. They were not working……..However, he had one and he was the only one who survived that crash.

    • 🍯 blood honey | January 18, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      @lina nicolia Harry is a royal Prince and can not lose the title he was born to. Archie is not a prince but will probably inherit his father’s dukedom. Meghan has her title only as consort to the Duke, so I’d they get divorced may not retain a title. all title and the monarchy should be abolished

    • shabana hussain I didn’t hear anything about no more Sussex Royal. I hope so !!

  4. Does independent means anonymous

    • I believed so..It’s like someone who does not exist and lead a life like a commoner and be treated as commoner.

  5. Doreen Lloyd-Thompson | January 18, 2020 at 3:28 PM | Reply

    Well, that’s settled. Now we can stop talking about them.

    • Tell that to Morgan

    • @janicestean tillman true, Meghan does have her own money but hardly enough I don’t think for her extravagant wardrobe while doing their royal appearances. Maybe now she won’t have to spend so much on designer clothes. Harry however has lots to spare for his wife’s expensive taste and he must make her happy and give her everything she wants. Having said that, I do hope they stay together for the sake of their son Archie.

    • Inspired By Nature Inspired By Nature | January 18, 2020 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      @braska19 Said the Hater😄

    • that is the answer from tge Queen.. so what their saying being entitled that they are open to colloab With the Queen.. ah uh sorry entitled brat, You collab for the Queen! she is The Queen and she dont need you you approach the Queen if u are willing to work FOR her not the other way around..

    • Right, because now, they are nothing. Just some chick and some dude.

  6. I’m hoping that this means that the Canadian tax payers will not have to pick up the bill for their security service.

    • @FIRST No, they’ll def need security. Just like any A-list actor in the states. They left England but Harry and Archie are still Princes.

    • Now do the same to Andrew strip him of all royal duties period kick him out he is a sex pervert be gone Andrew be gone

    • Glad they are happy the queen wants the best for them a royal title doesn’t make the person they will have freedom in Canada to be themselves and raise Archie their way

    • BarebackBarbarians FC | January 18, 2020 at 8:09 PM | Reply

      @MyMagical1 first u complained about a meager 2.4milliom renovations to a 100yr old house while William and Kate spent 1 million on just there driveway I bet that didn’t outrage u and now they are paying back the 2.4million and ur now trying to complain about something else like security cost. Racist like u would complain no matter how much they paid back or didn’t spend of tax payer money

    • We won’t. They’re not Royals anymore, therefore they’re not entitled to any security as paid for by the Common wealth

  7. So, now they will just be “normal” tax paying citizens, looking for work in Canada? Yeah, right.

    • @Jack Star…In the corporate world when a senior director comes out of nowhere, saying “I am stepping back” it actually means “I have been demoted”. Yes, the Queen knew all along and it won’t be long before it all comes out. We’re just now hearing how the Queen has punished Prince Harry. Shame on the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, and Prince William.

    • Or ANYWHERE ELSE for that matter!!!

    • They is Canada paying for their 24/7 security?

    • Love life’s irony. She kisses the prince and he turns into a frog. Or, I guess, a Canadian.

    • Jack Star MM’s life has nothing to do with Fergie. Fergie is divorced, Megan is happily married. There is no comparison between Fergie and Megan. Harry is Diana’s son, Diana has estates and money seperate from the Queen. Diana was coming from a royal family, she was never been a commoner to begin with and Harry is true blue blood son of Diana ofcourse he has inherited from his mother Diana. Megan is not divorced from Harry, they love each other, ofcourse they have money. They have more money and they will make more money than you can imagine. Just wait and see.

  8. Well I guess as Canadians we don’t have to pay for it their security costs then

  9. Canada will be too boring for them…

    • Inspired By Nature Inspired By Nature exactly! Why would they move to USA which is hijacked by trump and his crooks. Hahahah

    • Inspired By Nature Inspired By Nature yup, they’re privileged yet so ungrateful. Archie will grow up away from the only real family he has…his cousins will be strangers, I’m sure.

    • @stymiedagain you do realize a lot of movies are made in Canada don’t you?

    • Merri Cat Meghan is the Queen of chess. She’s setting herself up so when she divorces Harry, she won’t be stuck in the UK. She wants Archie to have dual citizenship, before she leaves him. I just have a strong feeling this is what she’s gearing up for…unfortunately☹️

    • Merri Cat – Yes, I realize that, but I also know that many Canadian born actors and actresses go to Hollywood and don’t work exclusively in Canada, so it’s unlikely that she will work full-time in Canada.

  10. Jaden Shorrock | January 18, 2020 at 4:21 PM | Reply

    There are more important things happening in the world !!!!!!!!!

  11. Aren’t their patronages considered Royal duties?


  13. The sad thing is they will get more press attention now than ever.

    • Indeed …for about ten mins….

    • @Rusalka mm cannot return to UK…. Not without visa. She was never granted British citizenship!!! I wonder why?

    • @BarebackBarbarians FC don’t cry. Were not!!!!!!!😁😁😁😁😁😉

    • TLoula MacCrue | January 18, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      @Gloria I agree. I feel like she married him. She did everything she could to go out of her way to change everything that the roayals have done for years. Just because she wanted to see how far she could go. I know Trolls will complain. If she really wanted out of the spotlight then why bring attention to yourself 😞. If Harry wanted to marry an American- he could have married someone with more class.

    • @Gloria ur right except there is no baby! N Shes spitting feathers now as Queen ever so politely pulled the rug …you do not come to the UK n disrespect the Queen! Title if duke etc means nothing. We tripping over them here!

  14. Public funding is 5% hmm…i hope this means nobody can merch off a title they no longer, hold 🤔

    • Elaine Bines yeah unfortunately they still have their titles so if they crash and burn, all they have to do is…. start using their titles again and ask for money from Charles.

  15. This falls into the “Be Careful What You Wish For” category

  16. Imagine their conversation:
    How do we game The Firm and get to travel the world and get paid in the process on the taxpayers dime?

  17. The Queen might be 93 years old but she doesnt play around with these things. “Do what you want but Give the titles and the money back!!!”

  18. Lil Bit Of Texas | January 18, 2020 at 7:47 PM | Reply

    So proud of Queen Elizabeth ll. Still putting duty above of all, must have been difficult for her.
    I’m glad to see her put her foot down.

  19. Walter Daniels | January 18, 2020 at 7:49 PM | Reply

    They’re rich and we’ll connected.
    They’ll be just fine.

  20. They seem to not quite understand what “independent” means. It means pay your own way. Our tax dollars better not go towards their security.

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