A Tory MP has led calls for members of the Royal Family who trash the institution to have their titles removed, but an expert has claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will ‘never’ be stripped of their titles.
Bob Seely, MP for Isle of Wight, attacked the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as he laid out his hopes to bring the legislation into the House of Commons.
The Tory MP wrote in the Mail On Sunday: “I’m not a republican and support the monarchy, but after the latest instalment of the couple’s feud with the rest of the royal family, I believe that Parliament and the Privy Council should consider a nuclear option.
“The Duke and Duchess can be Mr and Mrs like the rest of us,” he said. “My Titles Deprivation 1917 Act Amendment Bill would allow a vote in Parliament to advise the ancient advisory Privy Council to strip a member of the royal family of their titles. My aim is simple: if someone doesn’t want to be royal, that is a decision we respect – but they should not keep the titles and privileges if they trash an institution that plays an important part in our nation’s life.”
As it stands though, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will never lose their titles, according to Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer.