A private members’ bill tabled by a Labor MP could give the King power to remove the royal titles of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be stripped of their royal titles if a new private members’ bill achieves success in Parliament. The proposed bill would enable the King to remove titles within the Royal Family at his own discretion or following a formal recommendation from the government.
The news comes after the King requested an amendment to the Regency Act in order to install Princess Anne and Prince Edward as Counsellors of State. Under the current guidelines, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew have remained Counsellors of State, although neither royal figure has been involved with official royal duties for some time.
Speaking on the Daily Express Royal Round Up, host Pandora Forsyth reported: “Prince Harry is still keeping his title despite the fact that he is not doing any royal duties on a public level because they want privacy.
“Of course, that also brings up a whole world of problems, I can imagine, for King Charles.”
Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer added: “The interesting thing about the titles is the monarch has no power to remove their titles so it would need a change in the law.
“Rachel Maskell, the MP for York, is bringing a private members bill to Parliament in early December which would do that.”