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Since Harry and Meghan announced their departure from the monarchy, many have called into question whether or not they should be stripped of their royal titles.
The pair first made the shocking announcement that they were going to step back from their royal duties on January 8, 2020.
At the time, they wrote in a joint statement that they had reached the decision after ‘many months of reflection and internal discussions.’
They continued by saying they wanted to ‘work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.’
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The statement continued: ‘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.’
Since, the issue of their titles has become increasingly pressing as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continuously made attacks on the royal family – starting with the Oprah interview, then following on to a Netflix documentary, and finally the release of Harry’s memoir, which he has been promoting in a string of interviews.
The pair first made the announcement that they were going to step back from their royal duties in 2020
The Duke, 38, addressed the matter himself during his tell-all interview with 60 Minutes, suggesting the pair have no intention to give up the status as it would not ‘make a difference’.
Anderson Cooper asked: ‘Why not renounce your titles as Duke and Duchess?’
Prince Harry retorted back: ‘And what difference would that make?’
This statement contradicts Harry’s previous claims in his Netflix docuseries, saying he and Meghan told King Charles they would give up their Royal titles if their departure failed.
The Prince, 38, addressed the burning question surrounding his and his wife’s royal titles during a new, tell-all interview with 60 Minutes, which aired on Sunday
During the series, he said that by the time he spoke to his father Charles from Canada in Christmas 2019, the family knew they wanted to leave.
Discussing the initial conversations, he added: ‘My father said, “Can you put it in writing?”
Harry said he would prefer not to, but relented, adding: ‘He said he couldn’t do anything unless it was put in writing. I put it in emails.’
Over footage of Meghan sighing, Harry said he sent messages on January 1, 2 and 3.
The Duke adds: ‘In one of those I said that if it didn’t work out we would be willing to relinquish our Sussex titles if need be. That was the plan.’