Despite leaving the royal family last year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still using their titles to promote certain projects they have worked on.
"How many more times is Prince Harry going to attack the royal family, while clinging on to all the best bits of it?" royal biographer Angela Levin fumed in a piece for The Sun. "When they left for America, Harry and Meghan said to the Queen that they would not use the monarchy to make money. That has gone completely down the drain, and they won’t be stopped."
After the pair revealed they would no longer be senior members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace said: "As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for royal duties. With The Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty."
However, it seems like the couple have taken advantage of their connections. When Meghan and Harry's daughter was born, Harry was listed as "His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex," while the former actress' moniker reads, "Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex."
Earlier this week, Harry, 36, announced that he would writing a memoir about his life.
"I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story — the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think," the red-headed royal said in a press release. "I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful."
But The Morning Show co-anchors Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies pointed out Harry's word choice.
"I do love the statement that Prince Harry made when he said he is 'writing this book not as the Prince he was born but as the man he has become' — and signed it as Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex," Ford fumed.
"Talk about having it both ways!" he added. "Hang onto that Sussex bit!"
Lady Colin Campbell has advocated for Meghan and Harry's titles to be removed once and for all by putting together an online petition.
"I started it [the petition] because I think it’s the right thing to do," Campbell, who wrote Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, told The Daily Star. “I have spoken to people, many people, who think it’s the right thing to do and it is the solution."
"It is the best solution because it frees Harry to be able to indulge himself without consequence and without doing damage to the institution of the monarchy of the British nation, the British people and himself,” she added.