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TWO thirds of Brits think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should be stripped of their royal titles after turning their backs on the UK.

A study conducted for Tatler magazine found that 68% of Brits believe the LA-based couple should no longer be allowed to use the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The pair fled to the US six months ago, saying they felt unable to “thrive” before signing a £100million Netflix mega-deal.

But they are said to have alienated “a large swathe” of America by ­charging into politics and appearing to give their backing to Democrat Joe Biden.

Follow all the latest news on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry below…

  • ROYAL EXPERTS CLAIM MEGHAN AND HARRY 'RUINED' AFRICA TRIP BY LAUNCHING ATTACK ON PRESS

    Royal watchers have claimed Meghan and Harry's £240,000 tour of Africa could have been a “historic success” had it not ended with a “personal attack on the press”.

    The couple also recorded an interview with ITV's Tom Bradbury in which Meghan revealed she was struggling to cope with intense scrutiny.

    Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told the MailOnline: “Harry and Meghan’s trip to South and Southern Africa had all the hallmarks of being a historic success until Meghan launched a privacy lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday on its last day.

    “The Sussexes were representing the Queen in a Commonwealth country. This was no way to conduct matters, placing self over duty so publicly and it was also totally unprecedented.” 

  • ELLIE GOULDING CONGRATULATES PRINCESS EUGENIE ON PREGNANCY NEWS

    Singer Ellie Goulding has sent her congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank who have announced they are expecting their first child.

    Eugenie wrote on Instagram: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021…” and shared a picture of baby boots to accompany the news.

    The pop star, who is an ex of Prince Harry and a close friend of Princess Beatrice, commented: “So soooo happy for you both. Love you💙”

  • SOURCE CLAIMS MEGHAN 'WOULD CONSIDER RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT'

    The Duchess of Sussex “would seriously consider running for president” a source has told Vanity Fair.

    A source told Katie Nicholl: “One of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics.

    “I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president.”

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently recorded a clip urging Americans to vote in the November election – hinting they support Joe Biden.

  • PRINCESS EUGENIE'S BABY SLIPPERS ARE JUST £8

    The adorable slippers which Princess Eugenie posted on Instagram to announce her pregnancy are on sale at John Lewis.

    The fluffy baby shoes are £8 and come in four sizes.

    Eugenie captioned her Instagram post: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021….👶🏻”

  • DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE REACT TO PRINCESS EUGENIE'S PREGNANCY NEWS

    Prince William and Kate Middleton showed their support for Princess Eugenie – who announced this morning that she is expecting her first child.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge liked Eugenie's post on Instagram which showed an adorable pair of baby shoes.

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have also congratulated the royal pair on the exciting news.

  • TWO THIRDS OF BRITS THINK MEGHAN AND HARRY SHOULD LOSE TITLES

    More than two thirds of Brits believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should be stripped of their royal titles, a new survey has revealed.

    The study for Tatler magazine found 68% think Harry and Meghan should have their titles the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taken from them, after stepping down from royal life.

    It comes as Meghan and Harry were criticised this week for taking part in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote, which was perceived as being critical of President Donald Trump.

  • DUCHESS OF YORK 'CANNOT WAIT TO BE GRANDMOTHER'

    Sarah Ferguson has said she is "thrilled" to be becoming a grandmother as her daughter Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child.

    The Duchess of York wrote on Twitter:“I am so excited by the news that Eugenie and Jack are expecting their first child.

    “Thrilled for them both and in my 60th year cannot wait to be a grandmother.

    “Welcoming a new baby into the York family is going to be a moment of profound joy.”

    The Duchess of York, 60, has daughters Princess Eugenie, 30, and Princess Beatrice, 32, with former husband Prince Andrew, 60. 

  • 'EXCITED FOR 2021', SAYS EUGENIE

    Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank have said they are “excited for 2021” after revealing that they are expected a baby.

    The pair, who married in 2018, announced the news with a picture posted to Eugenie's Instagram showing a pair of baby slippers with bears' faces on the front.

    A caption read: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021….👶🏻”

  • PRINCE CHARLES JOINS CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE LEARNING ABOUT PLANTS

    The Prince of Wales has taken part in a new campaign to encourage people from across Britain to learn about plants.

    Charles planted a hydrangea at his Birkhall home in Aberdeenshire as part of the millionplantingmoments initiative.

    It aims to promote the physical and mental health benefits that gardening provides.

    Horticultural Trades Association president Boyd Douglas-Davies said: “We are very grateful for the support from the Duke of Rothesay at a time when the benefits of planting and gardening have never been more important both to our environment and climate change.”

  • PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA'S BRIDESMAID ADMITS STEALING FROM HARRODS

    The goddaughter of Prince Charles has admitted stealing an expensive designer coat from Harrods.

    India Hicks, 53, took the £680 Max Mara ladies’ coat from one of its luxury branches at Heathrow.

    The privately educated mother of four was a bridesmaid at the Prince of Wales’ wedding to Princess Diana in 1981.

    Hicks appeared at Uxbridge magistrates’ court on Monday where she pleaded guilty.

    She was conditionally discharged for three months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £22 victim surcharge.

  • HARRY AND MEGHAN 'WOULD BE MORE FREE' WITHOUT TITLES

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be “probably be freer” if they stopped using their titles, according to a royal biographer.

    Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, told The Times that it is unclear what names the couple could use instead, as Harry does not formally have a surname.

    She said: “I think they have to make a decision. Are they in or are they out?

    “If they are out, they would probably be freer if they stopped using their duke and duchess titles.

    “They are well known enough just to be Harry and Meghan.”

  • PRINCE CHARLES' DASH TO SCOTLAND COST £19,000

    The Prince of Wales' dash to his Scottish home the day before testing positive for coronavirus cost more than £19,000.

    Prince Charles flew privately to Scotland on Sunday 22 March, before being tested by the NHS in Aberdeenshire the following day.

    The total cost of Prince Charles' move from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to Aberdeen was £19,100.

    It's unclear whether Charles had already developed symptoms for coronavirus when he made the move to Balmoral.

  • PRINCE ANDREW SPLASHED £16,000 ON JET TO GOLF TOURNAMENT

    The Duke of York caught a £16,000 taxpayer-funded private jet flight to watch a golf tournament, annual figures reveal.

    Palace sources say the Duke of York grabbed the flight last July because there was no other way to make the trip.

    Andrew, 60, known as 'Airmiles Andy', caught a private jet from Farnborough, Hants, to The Open Championship at Portrush, in Northern Ireland.

    It cost taxpayers £15,848 despite there being 13 daily flights from London to Belfast.

  • PRINCES CHARLES CONGRATULATES PRINCESS EUGENIE ON PREGNANCY NEWS

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have congratulated Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the news that they are expecting their first child.

    In a statement on Twitter, Clarence House said: “Congratulations to HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank!”

    The royal couple got married two years ago and are expecting their first child early 2021.

  • MEGHAN MARKLE SHOULD NOT COMMENT ON POLITICS

    A majority of people think the Duchess of Sussex should not wade into debates on American politics.

    Two thirds of those questioned by Tatler agreed that Meghan should not comment on elections as a British royal.

    It comes after Harry and Meghan were slammed for speaking out about the upcoming presidential election.

    The couple told voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity” while Meghan called the presidential race the “most important election of our lifetime”.

  • QUEEN 'DELIGHTED' WITH NEWS OF PRINCESS EUGENIE'S PREGNANCY

    The Queen is “delighted” with the announcement that her granddaughter Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child.

    In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021.

    “The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news.”

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY SHOULD BE STRIPPED OF ROYAL TITLES

    More than two thirds of Brits think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should be stripped of their royal titles, according to a survey.

    Research by Tatler magazine found that of 4,174 British adults polled, 68 per cent believe the couple should have the titles taken off them.

    A majority also said they were uncomfortable with Meghan commenting on the upcoming US election.

    Another 35 per cent also thought that the Duchess “wants to be president of the United States one day”.

  • PRINCESS EUGENIE EXPECTING BABY WITH HUSBAND JACK BROOKSBANK

    Prince Andrew is to be a grandad with Princess Eugenie expecting her first child.

    The 30-year-old royal shared the news with friends and family earlier this month – two years after marrying Jack Brooksbank.

    She posted on Instagram a picture of baby shoes captioned: “Jack and I are so excited for early 2021”.

    Her parents, Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, both 60, are said to be “thrilled” by the pregnancy.

  • QUEEN REFUSES TO TAKE ANNUAL PAY RISE

    The Queen is tightening her belt amid coronavirus cuts hitting the country.

    The 94-year-old monarch will receive a £85.9million Sovereign Grant next year.

    But faced with a £35million shortfall in personal income, the grant will be frozen at £86.3million for 2021/22 and 2022/23.

    A Palace source said: “Her Majesty understands that families across the country are having to make things go further and that should be the same for the Palace.

    “The expected shortfalls will not see any calls for extra money but just a determination to be visible and carry on.”

  • DUKE AND DUCHESS URGED TO DROP ROYAL TITLES

    Harry and Meghan are sending a confusing message by using their royal titles while living as private citizens, according to a law expert.

    Rodney Brazier, emeritus professor of constitutional law at the University of Manchester, said in a letter to The Times: “The Sussexes were tremendous assets for the royal family.

    “But they are no longer working members of it, and Britain and the Commonwealth are poorer as a result.

    “In effect they are private citizens, and as such can use their judgments to say or do whatever they wish.

    “But their present position, in which they earn their own livings, is confusing for everyone. It will remain so until they stop using their royal titles.”

  • SOURCES DEFEND MEGHAN AND HARRY'S AFRICA TRIP

    Defending the £245,000 cost of the couple's tour to Africa last year, sources said it was a key visit approved by the Foreign Office.

    Sources told the Daily Mail: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook over 20 engagements, bringing attention to a number of worthwhile causes, in particular, raising awareness of the work and the legacy of the Halo Trust [an anti-landmine charity championed by Princess Diana].

    “The visit, as an official visit funded by the Government, fulfilled the objectives that were set out for it.”

    Harry and Meghan also took their baby son Archie on the trip to South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi.

  • MEGHAN AND HARRY'S AFRICA TRIP COST £245,000

    Last year's royal travel budget showed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caught 11 charter flights and two passenger jets on their ten-day tour to Africa last September.

    The trip racked up a bill of £245,643 to the taxpayer and was the most expensive royal engagement of 2019.

    While on the tour Harry released a statement accusing the British press of a “ruthless campaign” against his wife.

    The next priciest engagement was Prince Charles’s last-minute private jet from Aberdeen to Oman following the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in January.

  • HARRY AND MEGHAN PAY RENT UPFRONT ON UK HOME

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid an upfront sum to cover the rent on Frogmore Cottage, their UK home.

    It comes after the pair confirmed that they had paid back the £2.4million of public money spent refurbishing the cottage before their decision to step down as senior royals.

    Reports say they have also now paid a lump sum to cover rent at the cottage for an undetermined period.

    Speaking to Town & Country, a royal source said the Duke and Duchess had made a “substantial contribution to the Sovereign Grant that covers refurbishment and rental obligations for Frogmore Cottage.”

  • MEGHAN TELLS AMERICA'S GOT TALENT FINALIST SHES 'PROUD'

    Meghan, popped up during the final episode of AGT’s 2020 season. 

    The 39-year-old wore a brown button-down top and tight black leather pants to film a good luck message for Archie at her California home

    She began her message but noting she doesn’t just “love” the performer due to his name – which he shares with Meghan and Prince Harry’s one-year-old son

    “Just wanted to let you know that we've been so moved by your story and we've been cheering you on every week… and it's not just because we're partial to the name,” she quipped.

    The former Suits actress continued: “Here’s a very special message to you, that I'll probably be saying all of my life, but on this night it's specifically for you…

    “Archie, we are proud of you and are rooting for you, we can't wait to see what you do. We're in your corner, have a good night,” she finished with a large smile. 

  • MEGHAN GIVES SNEAK PEEK INSIDE £11M MANSION

    Meghan Markle stunned fans with a surprise appearance on the season finale of America’s Got Talent to support one of the singers. 

    And royal fans were given an eye-opening glimpse into Meghan’s home with the 39-year-old’s personal effects on clear display in the background.

    From feminist books to very pricey candles, we toured round her new lounge in her Santa Barbara mansion.

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