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Meghan and Harry warned over ‘inflicting harm’ on monarchy as Queen could strike back

Meghan Markle and Harry: Queen will feel ‘let down’ says insider

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Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down as senior royals last year, royal commentators have speculated about whether they would have their titles removed as they found financial independence. The couple were due to hold Megxit talks with the Queen around the time of their 12-month anniversary of quitting their roles in March, following months of warnings from experts their new public lifestyle could cause Her Majesty to strike back on the “harm” this could cause the Royal Family and remove their titles. But Buckingham Palace made a sudden announcement this week that they would not be returning as working royals.

It comes after Meghan and Harry hit the headlines several times this week alone after announcing they were expecting their second child on Sunday.

A few days later, they confirmed an “intimate” interview with Oprah will be aired next month, which is likely to divulge snippets of what has been going on behind closed doors in the months after Megxit.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Brexiteer and royal commentator Darren Grimes, said the Queen was “right” to remove their titles before the year review to prevent them taking away the “magic of monarchy” with their “reality telly” lifestyle.

He said: “The Sussexes risked demystifying that magic of monarchy

“The Queen was right to remove the royal titles from the pair before irreparable harm could be inflicted by them.

“Let them enjoy their deals, platforms, exposure and trinkets in California. I don’t grudge them that.

“But the institution of the British monarchy is much too important to be harmed by the Sussexes’ reality telly.

“As private people, they would be free to earn their money any way they choose to.

“As Royal Highnesses, their Netflix deals and Oprah interviews are grubby and demeaning both to our country and our cherished institution of monarchy.

“This is a couple who seem to have more in common with the Kardashians than they do the Windsors, the United Kingdom, and the Royal Family are better off without their antics.”

Now they are no longer working royals, Meghan and Harry will lose their associations with The Royal Marines, RAF Honington, Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving as well as with The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, The Rugby Football Union, The Rugby Football League, and The Royal National Theatre.

A spokesman for Harry and Meghan said that they remained committed to service.

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“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.”

Mr Grimes added he was skeptical about the couple commitment to service, as it appeared they were more interested in “publicity on their terms”.

He said: “It seems to me that they moved from service to their Queen and Country to pandering to Wokery in Hollywood because they weren’t the main event in the UK and knew they never would be.

“And they wanted publicity but on their own terms.”

Buckingham Palace added the royals were “saddened” by this decision, but they remained “much-loved members of the family”.

The palace said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty the Queen that they will not be returning as working members of the royal family.

“Following conversations with the duke, the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.

“The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.

“While all are saddened by their decision, the duke and duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”

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