If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle believed that they could possibly make it out of 2019 without any more ridiculous headlines coming their way, they were sadly mistaken. It turns out that a council in Brighton, which is in the county of East Sussex, has taken up a matter that could directly impact the pair.
In response to a petition that began circulating online in July, the council has decided to discuss the possibility of stripping the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their royal titles. Why? Because the 3,700 people who signed the petition consider the assignation of the titles to Meghan and Harry “morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex.”
Of course, no matter what the council decides, they aren’t actually the ones who assign titles to or strip them from royals. That power has always rested with the Crown, and in particular Queen Elizabeth II.