Royal reckoning: Prince Harry could be asked to give up Duke of Sussex title

Royal reckoning: Prince Harry could be asked to give up Duke of Sussex title

The Duke and Duchess will step down as senior members of the royal family at the end of this month. The pair were reported by the Sun to have flown to California by private jet just before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shut the border.

The Oath of Allegiance act must be taken by any new US citizen under the Naturalisation Law.

This means that they will have to renounce any loyalty they have to a “foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty”.

This could see Harry having his hereditary title taken off him.

Harry will be eligible for a Green Card in three years, as part of the process to become a fully-fledged US resident.

The Duke will then be asked if he holds any “hereditary title or an order of notability in any foreign country.”

If he responds yes, then he will have to relinquish their titles as part of a “naturalisation ceremony” as they commit to their new lives fully.

A royal insider told the Sun: “This move was planned for some time. They realised Canada would not work out for various reasons and they want to be based in the Los Angeles area.

“They have a big support network there. It’s where their new team of Hollywood agents and PRs and business managers are based. 

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One said: “The US Needs not to pay for the security of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. They are not diplomats they are private persons as they wanted. #donotpay.”

Another replied: “There’s no justification for American taxpayers to foot the multimillion-dollar security cost for multimillionaires Prince Harry and Meghan Markle now that they live in the U.S.”

A third commented: “Just say NO to providing security for Prince Harry! He left his family… my tax dollars should not be used to protect them. They wanted independence, let them be independent.”

Meghan had previously started the process to become a UK citizen, but that will most likely not happen now.

Archie will remain a dual citizen of the UK and the US, as he will grow up between LA and the UK.

Disney is promoting the release of an elephant documentary voiced over by the Duchess.

Footage circulated online last month showed Prince Harry speaking to Bob Iger at the premiere of The Lion King.

Prince Harry told Mr Iger that Meghan would be “really interested in voicing over a part, to which Mr Iger replied, “we’d love to try”.

It comes amidst claims that Meghan and Harry moved to the US partly because they did not want to pay ‘tax’ in two countries.

According to The Sun, Meghan and Harry’s move to Hollywood will give them the opportunity to save money.

As the Duchess is a US citizen, if she were to accumulate income while residing in Canada, she would have to pay tax in both the US and Canada.

Published at Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:07:00 +0000