The terms of departure for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been announced by the Queen, with the couple dropping ‘HRH’ as they effectively emigrate to Canada and cease to be working Royals.
At a dinner in aid of the charity for HIV-affected African children, Sentebale, Harry took the opportunity to set the record straight.
It almost certainly won’t stop the papers making stuff up, but the Sussexes can stick to the Vancouver Times, or whatever is their local rag.
Here’s what Twitter has had to say about the Great Royal Escape.
Harry will henceforth be known as the Artist formally known as Prince.
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) January 19, 2020
If Harry & Meghan never want to be mentioned in the right wing press again all they have to do is change their names to Prince Andrew
— joe heenan (@joeheenan) January 19, 2020
So I guess we’re now supposed to call them Ay and Megan.
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) January 19, 2020
If anyone has a right to be mad at Harry and Meghan it’s the people of Sussex, who have been left leaderless without their Duke and who are now defenseless against incursions from Hampshire and Kent.
— anne victoria clark (@annevclark) January 12, 2020
We still have His Royal Highness That Guy Who Had A Weeklong Breakup Party With A Convicted Paedophile. Good system, love a monarchy. https://t.co/Egq6lYWUZ2
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 18, 2020
Chuckling to myself at the outlandish ‘what-if?’ scenario of everyone in the royal family doing this, and every new heir they find refuses the title, until they reach the 1,371st person in line to the throne, and that person puts it on eBay https://t.co/XQzqXz93Tb
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) January 18, 2020
THE QUEEN DECREES THAT HARRY AND MEGHAN WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO USE THE ROYAL NETFLIX PASSWORD
— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) January 18, 2020