King Charles is reluctant to remove Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal titles, and it has something to do with his younger brother, Prince Andrew, according to a report. It seemed that His Majesty didn't want to remove his sibling's title.
Is Prince Andrew The Reason King Charles Didn't Want To Remove Prince Harry And Meghan's Royal Titles?
The royal family has left the dukedom title to Prince Harry. In a new report from the Daily Beast, the outlet noted that "Prince Andrew is the human shield protecting Prince Harry's title." The outlet noted that stripping the Sussexes their titles would force the same question on the Duke of York.
An anonymous source told Daily Mail that the king "doesn't want it." Apparently, the Sussexes are allegedly causing more trouble than Prince Eugenie and Princess Beatrice's dad but stripping them of their dukedom title could affect Prince Andrew.
"He is aware that if he's given the power to remove royal dukedoms, something that currently requires an Act of Parliament, he would come under immense pressure to remove the Duke of York title from his disgraced brother," the report noted.
"As it stands, Andrew has caused comparatively few problems recently by keeping calm and not rocking the boat. Which is more than can be said for the royals lobbing grenades at the throne from Montecito."
Removal Of Peerage Is Reportedly Complicated
An insider told the Daily Beast that it's unlikely King Charles will ask Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to stop using their "duke" and "duchess" titles. The Ronald Gadd's "Peerage Law" reportedly stated that once the Crown granted a peerage, it is "very difficult to deprive the holder of it."
"It's hard to see how Harry and Meghan can square their attacks on the royal family with their use of royal titles, but the reality is the titles would have to be voluntarily given up. And if you forcibly remove them, then why don't you take them off Prince Andrew? What about Sarah Ferguson? You can extend the list forever," an insider said.
Meanwhile, British socialite and biographer Lady Colin Campbell believed it would be best if the Sussexes lost their royal titles.
"My personal view is that the sooner they become Mr. and Mrs. Harry Windsor, the better," Campbell said.
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