It looks like King Charles will not be stripping Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their royal titles anytime soon, says a royal expert.
According to royal author Robert Jobson, a source close to the palace told him the monarch will not remove the pair’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles as a special gift from the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Jobson, who wrote “Our King Charles III: The Man and the Monarch Revealed,” said that even if Markle was to become president, her title being removed is “just not going to happen.”
“I was at Royal Ascot the other day and I met a source, who is quite close to the Royal Family,” Jobson told the Daily Express. “I said, ‘Well, what about all this stuff about stripping titles?’”
“If you’re going to have a President Meghan, then surely, they’re not going to want to have their royal titles and they will be kicked out of the line succession?’ I asked. And he absolutely categorically said, that’s just not going to happen.”
While Markle hasn’t officially revealed any plans for a presidential bid, the duchess recently received the go-ahead from a notable figure in politics.
President Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, has reportedly “endorsed” the “Suits” alum as a woman she would back for the White House, according to the Daily Mail.
“So even though they’ve got their royal titles and people demanded they get rid of them, they’re going to lose that. The reality is there’s no point, they say, in changing that,” Jobson continued.
“It’s just going to rock everybody and create a story that will shake the Hornet’s Nest again. And as a result, it’s not going to achieve anything.”
He added, “It’s definitely very unlikely that Harry will ever be King, so why play a problem?”
While it looks like the Sussexes won’t be parting with their titles, Harry was this week quietly stripped of “His Royal Highness” from his profile page shortly after the Express pointed out the “major blunder” on their site.
Prior to the digital update, Harry had been referred to as “HRH” twice.
Harry and Meghan agreed to give up their “HRH” titles after quitting royal life in 2020 and subsequently stepping back as senior working members of the royal family.
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On their quest for privacy, the pair went on to take part in a bombshell sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, before releasing a six-part Netflix documentary, and later a protocol-shattering memoir, “Spare.”
And in another blow to the couple, King Charles reportedly snubbed Harry and Meghan from the Royal Family’s gathering marking one year since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The snub follows the King recently evicting the Sussexes from their royal digs at Frogmore Cottage — meaning the couple will have to set up camp with a pal or a hotel next time they visit Harry’s home soil.