The source adds that Markle “just wants to focus on their kids and their life in Montecito.”
August 8, 2023: Prince Harry’s title, HRH (His Royal Highness), was quietly removed from the official royal family website, Express reported on August 8.
The news comes several days after the same outlet reported that the HRH title was still there, along with some other outdated titles (it appeared that the website had not been updated since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last year). “Now, nowhere on the page is Harry called HRH,” the report said. The outlet also noted that Prince Harry’s profile page (which appears alongside Markle’s) had been moved to the bottom of the website, after employees of the Firm, and followed only by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra and the disgraced Prince Andrew.
The Sussexes ceased using their HRH titles when they stepped away from royal family duties in 2020. A statement from January 2020 read, “The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.” Harry’s title has since been replaced with “the Duke” or “the Duke of Sussex,” a title he acquired in 2018 when he married Markle.
November 15, 2023: Writer Omid Scobie, who has broken many a royal news story, reveals in his book Endgame that the relationship between the brothers is “beyond repair.”
“These are probably sad realizations that will be had far too late in the journey,” Scobie told People of what he found while researching the book. “In the eyes of some within the institution, Harry is a threat to the crown. His freedom to exert his own thinking outside of the confines of the institution has made him the enemy…there’s no going back.”
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