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Readers voted in our poll on whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should stop using their titles if they want to move into showbiz. A huge 98 percent of respondents said yes, while just two percent replied no.
Commenting on the poll, one reader said: “No question. They have abandoned the Royal Family AND the UK, AND Britons in general.
“They should be immediately and permanently just be ‘normals’ – which is what they wanted anyway.”
Another fumed: “They have already cashed in on who they are but the titles should still go…”
A third wrote: “To be, or not to be…royal. They chose not to be royal. They chose to do definitely un-royal things. So they should drop the titles.”
Another blasted: “Forget ‘dropping’ titles, they should be taken from them.”
A fifth added: “What is it that Netflix have paid these two for (beyond their titles?) what expertise or qualifications do either of them hold in which to ‘educate’ the Netflix subscriber with? Beyond that of say, Joe Public paid 0.1 percent of these two?”
One more said: “I genuinely wish them all the best in their ventures, just drop the titles and stop appearing as though they are cashing in on the Royal status.”
The exclusive Express.co.uk poll comes as Meghan, 39, and Harry, 35, are starting a new life in the US after ending royal duties.
The Queen’s grandson and the former actress plunged the monarchy into a period of crisis in January when they revealed plans to step back as senior royals.
It was later announced they would quit as working members of the Royal Family and no longer be known as HRH.
The Sussexes have recently bought an £11 million home in celebrity hotspot Santa Barbara as they pursue a life of personal and financial freedom away from the monarchy.
On Monday it was confirmed the couple has paid back the £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money used to renovate their UK home Frogmore Cottage.
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A royal source said they are also no longer receiving financial support from Prince Charles.
This comes after the Queen’s grandson and the ex-Suits star signed a lucrative deal with Netflix to make shows for the streaming service.
Harry and Meghan said in a statement: “Our lives, both independent of each other, and as a couple have allowed us to understand the power of the human spirit: of courage, resilience, and the need for connection.
“Through our work with diverse communities and their environments, to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.
“As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us, as is powerful storytelling through a truthful and relatable lens.”
Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has called for the couple to give up their “commercially beneficial” royal titles.
He tweeted: “Great news that Harry & Meghan have repaid the Frogmore Cottage costs out of their Netflix millions & will also no longer be taking Charles’s cash.
“Now, if they just give up their very commercially beneficial royal Duke & Duchess titles, they can do & say whatever they like…”
Express.co.uk polled 5,463 people on September 8.
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