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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will be formally stripped of their HRH titles next year

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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle will be formally stripped of their HRH titles next year after a year-long probation period, a royal expert has predicted.

Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle may be saying goodbye to the British royal family for good according to new claims that emerged from inside sources.

After stepping down as a senior member of the royal family back in March, the Megxit was under review by Queen Elizabeth II after the completion of a 12-month period.

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Dr. Anna Whitelock, the Deputy Head of School of Humanities at Royal Halloway says that the meeting could lead to the two splitting forever and losing their HRH titles on a permanent basis.

“I suspect very little will change and there is no sign of Harry and Meghan wanting to return to the royal fold and all the rigmarole and responsibility that comes with that,” she told Express.

“The fact that Prince William has been approached to take over the role of Captain General of the Royal Marines previously held by Harry before he was stripped of his military appointments after stepping back from royal duty, suggests there is no expectation of a formal return to royal business for the Sussexes from either side,” she went on to say.

Furthermore, “Instead it is more likely that the review will focus on the small print of what kind of commercial/media ventures the Sussexes might seek to be involved with and what the Palace might seek to prohibit,” she added.

“And so, in short, the review will most likely formalise the split, at least for now, then signal the beginning of a rapprochement,” she said.

Robert Lacey, the Royal historian also endorses the statement made by Anna Whitelock and said that “There are two titles involved, there is the HRH status and then there is the actual title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

“Obviously if the review in March concludes they can’t stay working royals, then it’s quite likely they would lose or forfeit their HRH styles. They have already put it into suspension,” he said.

In addition to this, he further said that “The way it is presented at the moment is that they are HRH but they choose not to use it, it doesn’t say that they are banned from using it,” he continued.

“If this develops in the future, I think it will be presented in the same way – they choose not to be royals anymore,” he added.

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