"You know, they've upped and left. And of course, there's a possibility that the decision to strip them of their titles won't actually have to be made by the royals," royal expert Katie Nicholl dished.
"She [Meghan] divorced the royal family. And some might say that's exactly what Harry and Meghan have done in all but name," Nicholl added.
She continued: "It may be made through the Houses of Parliament. We know from this couple that they will do everything possible to hold on to those titles because without the 'Duke and Duchess,' they're just Harry and Meghan, and that simply doesn't carry the same amount of weight. So I think it's a case of wait and see what's going to happen on that."
Calls to remove Harry and Meghan's royal styles and titles have reignited thanks to the "racism" controversy surrounding the Dutch edition of Omid Scobie's Endgame.
Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 that only one senior royal asked her what color her baby's complexion would be upon birth. Unlike the numerous scandals that have erupted since "Megxit" in 2020, it is reported that the British monarchy is "considering all options" when it comes to taking legal actions against any and everyone involved with the book. Whether or not this happens is up for debate.
No royals, nor the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have commented on the revelations made by Scobie's book.
As the British sovereign, King Charles III can remove Harry and Meghan's HRH styles by simply issuing a Letters Patent making it so. He could also remove Harry's "prince" style, which also extends to Meghan as "Princess Henry" by virtue of marriage. It would take the U.K. parliament passing acts of legislation to remove the "Duke/Duchess of Sussex" titles and/or to strike Harry and his two children from the line of succession to the throne.
Despite the scandal that has erupted within the last week, analysts point out that the King will likely never do his part in removing his youngest son and daughter-in-law's royal address. However, in the British legislature, a Conservative MP has vowed to introduce a bill to potentially become an Act of Parliament to remove Harry's Dukedom, which will also automatically erase Meghan's right to use her Duchess title.
Daily Express reported on Nicholl's remarks.