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Council forced to discuss stripping Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of titles after 1,700 sign petition


A Sussex council has been forced to set a date to discuss stripping Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles after a petition to that effect got 1,700 signatures.

A disgruntled resident set up a petition to remove the royal couple’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex title. Charles Ross started the petition on the Brighton and Hove City Council website in July. At the moment, the petition now has more than 1,700 signatures, surpassing the 1,250 threshold for council to put it on a meeting agenda.

As a result, councillors have to give the bizarre request airtime.

Ross wrote in the petition: “We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to reject the usage of the titles “Duke of Sussex” and “Duchess of Sussex” by the individuals Henry (“Harry”) Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex.


“As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite.

“Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain these individuals nor afford them any hospitality or courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public.”

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