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Council Will Debate Stripping Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Their Royal Title


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Literally my eyes do not roll back far enough.

A council in Brighton, England is scheduled to debate stripping Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their royal titles. Why do you ask? Turns out, a petition calling for the removal of “Sussex” from their name received thousands of signatures.

Said petition was posted on the Brighton and Hove City Council website this past July, and reads:

“We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to reject the usage of the titles ‘Duke of Sussex’ and ‘Duchess of Sussex’; by the individuals Henry (“Harry”) Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex. As residents of Brighton and Hove, we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non-democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite. Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain these individuals nor afford them any hospitality or courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public.”

The petition has gotten a lot of understandable blowbacks. Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of the British Monarchists Society (also known as that dude exposed for faking a British accent), says, “Such a petition shows utter disdain and contempt for The Crown, not to mention copious amounts of disrespect to, and for, the Royal family which undertakes thousands of engagements per year on behalf of the nation, in right of Her Majesty as The Crown.”

FYI, Harry and Meghan were given their titles by the queen after their wedding, meaning only she can actually strip them, not that she ever would. The royal fam even made an announcement on their website at the time, saying, “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”

Obviously, the royals haven’t commented on this nonsense.

From: Cosmopolitan US