‘Absolutely unusual’ Harry and Meghan still have royal titles, angering former Thatcher aide

Niall Gardiner, an aide to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could soon lose their royal titles because of the divorce drama with the royal family.

The couple, who stepped down as senior members of the royal family in January 2020, claimed they had battled abuse from both the media and the royal family following their wedding in 2018. Markle denied the most outrageous claim during an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year. , when she was pregnant with her son Archie, “there were concerns and conversations about how dark her skin would be when he was born.”


The first episode of Harry and Meghan’s new Netflix documentary Harry and Meghan is out on Thursday and is expected to explore some of these claims.

“The very unpleasant Meghan/Harry Netflix documentary is a tragedy for Prince Harry first and foremost,” Gardiner tweeted. “Once a much-loved figure in Britain, he is quickly burning all bridges with his family and the British people. This is a very devastating move and an insult to the late Queen.”

Gardiner says it’s an insult, but he doesn’t expect to tarnish the memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

“I think the Queen will always be respected regardless of the content of the Netflix documentaries,” Gardiner told Fox News Digital. “If there are indeed attacks on the Queen herself in the Netflix series, I think both Meghan and Prince Harry will be further diminished in the eyes of the British people.”

The release of the first trailer for the new documentary coincided with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s visit to the US.

“And the Queen is a very respected figure on both sides of the Atlantic,” he said. “A much-loved figure. Any attack on the Queen in the Netflix documentary, or any suggestion that the Queen be blamed, will be very, very bad. So whatever happens in this documentary, the Queen will always be loved She is loved by the British and American people. But any attack on the Queen, I think, will lead to a furious backlash against Meghan and Harry in the court of international opinion.

“And I think their reputation will go down even further,” he continued. “It’s at a very low stage, I must say. But it could go even lower.”


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Asked how the royal family handled the rift with the young couple, Gardiner said he was patient. But he did not expect this patience to last forever.

“I think the royal family has been very generous to Meghan and Harry,” Gardiner said. “And the fact that they’re still retaining their royal titles is amazing, given the level of malicious attacks that have been launched from Meghan and Harry’s home in Montecito, California. So I think the royal family has really treated Meghan and Harry. I I think with great kindness, grace and generosity.”

Despite this grace, Gardiner surmised that the couple might be walking on thin ice.

“This goodwill will eventually run out due to the relentless nastiness of Meghan and Harry’s attacks on the royal family,” he said. “I think patience is running out. I think King Charles is getting more and more frustrated with the situation. I think it’s only a matter of time before Meghan and Harry’s royal titles are removed. At the end of the day, the royal family cannot be attacked. The title of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex .


“Eventually King Charles’s patience ran out,” added Gardiner. “I think this Netflix documentary could be a major catalyst in removing Meghan and Harry’s royal titles.”

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle.
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Dan Wootton, executive editor and host of GBN’s Dan Wootton Tonight, similarly advocated for the couple to be stripped of their royal titles immediately.

“As I have already said, this is nothing short of a declaration of war – and the aim is to destroy Queen Elizabeth II’s vital career,” Wootton tweeted. “Shame on them! Strip them of their titles now!”

Still, Harry and Meghan are not without their well-wishers, who agree that they deserve better in the British tabloids and the royal family as senior royals.

“I can’t imagine how difficult these times have been,” Nadia Essex tweeted. “A little sympathy and empathy for these two would go a long way, I believe.”

The trailer for Netflix’s ‘Harry and Meghan’ has already caused quite a stir. Royal reporters have highlighted several specific instances of “misleading shots” aimed at portraying the couple as victims of the press. For example, one photo was taken from the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two in 2011, before the couple met.

Harry and Markle received the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation for Human Rights at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday to celebrate their work on racial justice, mental health, and other social impact initiatives in a documentary film titled Hope to Hope by Archewell. received the “Lakini” award. Fund”, the press release of the human rights organization says.

Fox News Digital has reached out to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.

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