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04th Sep 2019

The people of Sussex want to ‘reject’ Meghan and Harry’s title, calling them ‘disrespectful’

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So as we all know, Meghan and Harry are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

This title was given to them by the Queen on the day of their wedding.

However, it seems as though the people residing in the county of Sussex have a bit of an issue with it.

Next month, a council will debate the possibility of rejecting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s titles after a petition was signed by more than 2300 people.

Campaigner Charles Ross proposed this motion in July, stating that Prince Harry and Meghan’s titles are “morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex”.

In order to be up for debate, the petition needed to reach 1250 signatures, which it has since surpassed.

The petition seeks that royal titles should not be used in its documents and proceedings because they are “entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite”.

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We don’t know where we stand on this one to be honest.

As of 8am this morning the petition had 2388 signatures, and calls on the council to “not invite or entertain” the couple to the are.

The official petition reads:

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to reject the usage of the titles “Duke of Sussex” and “Duchess of Sussex” by the individuals Henry (“Harry”) Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex. As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite. Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain these individuals nor afford them any hospitality or courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public.

The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles nor make usage of those titles in official documents as these titles are arbitrarily and unfairly acquired.

 The issue will be discussed in council on October 24th.