PIERS MORGAN: Queen has no choice but to strip Harry and Meghan of their royal titles

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want Joe Biden to become the next President of the United States.

They didn’t say it in so many words.

But it’s very evident from a video message they posted last night via Time magazine in which way they want the election result to go and it’s not in Donald Trump’s direction.

Meghan, a well-known American citizen who hates Trump (she called him a ‘divider’ and ‘misogynist’ and once told me how much she hated him) said: ‘We’re only six weeks of Election Day and today is National Voter Registration Day. Every four years we are told the same thing, that this is the most important election of our lives. But this one ballast.

She added: “When we vote, our values ​​are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do, and you deserve to be heard.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken on the next US elections, a radical departure from the British tradition which prohibits any royal involvement in politics

Harry, after saying he couldn’t vote in the United States and, like other members of the royal family, did not vote in the British election, urged Americans to vote and said: “As we approach November, it is essential that we reject hate speech, disinformation and negativity online. When the bad outweighs the good, for many, whether we realize it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Because when a person embraces negativity online, the effects kick in exponentially. It is time not only to think, but to act.

While they never mentioned Biden’s name, it’s clear which side they’re on and it’s not the guy sitting in the White House tweeting hateful and spurious rhetoric 24/7.

Speaking in such a blatantly partisan manner, they’ve crossed a massive line that should now have dire consequences for the couple who specialize in craving their royal cake and the freedom to eat it.

The Royals don’t play politics.

Not publicly anyway.

It is one of the inescapable rules of being a member of the royal family – not to express your own political views for public consumption, as this would harm the integrity of the monarchy.

In the video, Meghan said: 'When we vote our values ​​are put into action and our voices are heard.  Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do, and you deserve to be heard '

In the video, Meghan said: ‘When we vote our values ​​are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do, and you deserve to be heard’

On the Queen’s official website, it says: “As Head of State, the Queen must remain strictly neutral on political matters.”

Indeed, Her Majesty must deal with governments of all political stripes, both at home and abroad, and must be regarded as scrupulously impartial towards them.

Queen Elizabeth II fiercely protected this neutrality during her 65-year reign, never expressing a political opinion to us or identifying with an ideology.

Of course, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have an opinion.

In her private weekly meeting with the 14 British Prime Ministers who served under her, she regularly tells them exactly what she thinks.

But she never expresses these opinions in public.

Not to mention meddling in the politics of another country that is not even a member of its beloved Commonwealth.

This is a rule that other members of the Royal Family have generally followed diligently, knowing that publicly declaring any kind of partisan opinion would make the Queen’s life extremely difficult.

But it looks like Meghan and Harry haven’t received the memo.

Or rather, they got it – but they don’t want to comply with it.

Queen Elizabeth II fiercely protected this neutrality during her 65-year reign, never expressing a political opinion to us or identifying with an ideology.  She is pictured with Trump in June 2019 during her state visit

Queen Elizabeth II fiercely protected this neutrality during her 65-year reign, never expressing a political opinion to us or identifying with an ideology. She is pictured with Trump in June 2019 during her state visit

Royal Rules, as they have made clear on several occasions, are just not for them, which is why they left the Royal Family in a rush of self-glorifying publicity earlier this year to “find the freedom”.

Only, they haven’t really left the royal family at all.

They just stopped the boring parts, like going to a retirement home on a rainy winter Wednesday.

However, they retained many of their royal titles, possibly a lot more than you might think.

Harry, for example, remains a Prince of the United Kingdom, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, the Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

Meghan, meanwhile, remains a Princess of the United Kingdom, Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex, The Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel.

They are very proud of these titles.

Indeed, their website “sussexroyal.com” is titled: “The official website of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex”.

Despite all their constant talk of “equality”, they deliberately present themselves as members of the royal family, perhaps the most elitist, unequal and privileged group of human beings on earth.

And they’re doing it because it makes them overwhelmingly more commercially attractive to Netflix, which just rumored to shell out $ 150 million to make them produce awakened documentaries.

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Markle has made his stance on the 2020 election clear in several appearances in recent weeks, expressing his enthusiasm for the Democratic ticket

But keeping the royal titles forbids them to stick their noses in the political trough as they have done now.

Especially Harry, who is a British citizen and sixth to the throne of the British monarchy.

In other words, it is possible – although fortunately very unlikely – that he will one day be king.

To explain how this could happen in brutally simplistic hypothetical terms: If the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, and William’s three children are all killed in a terrorist attack, we automatically get King Harry.

So everything he does and says could have tremendous significance if he was ever the monarch.

Yet here he is, the Queen’s grandson, telling Americans to vote against President Trump – the man the Queen offered an official state visit to the UK last year.

Harry’s comments have already fallen like a cup of cold vomit with Trump supporters believing he should keep his royal mermaid out of their election.

And I don’t blame them for feeling angry.

A lot of Brits like me are also angry.

It is frankly outrageous for two members of the royal family to abuse their positions and embarrass their country in such a blatant way.

And I would say the exact same thing if they suggested a preference for Trump over Biden.

As I have said many times, Meghan and Harry can do and say whatever they like as long as they don’t live off UK taxpayer money or trade royal titles.

Several weeks ago, they announced that they would now be financially independent, which, if true, is long overdue good news.

But they can’t stay royals and take political sides like they do now.

On their website, the Sussexes proclaim: “As they prepare to become members of the Royal Family, with financial independence, their commitment to the monarch is resolved, and they aim to continue to fly Her Majesty’s flag. Queen Elizabeth II, as she is called on. ‘

Nice words, but how do they sit down with them, deliberately setting off a political storm by telling American voters how to vote in an election?

Their typically self-serving intervention damaged the Royal Family’s reputation for neutrality, which obviously makes the Queen’s life more difficult.

It also pokes fun at the Sussexes’ stated motivation to quit royal duty, which, as their website details, was to “live a more independent life as a family, removing the purported ‘public interest’ justification from the media intrusion into their lives. ‘.

There can be no greater “public interest” justification for media intrusion than two high profile royals trying to influence the outcome of an election.

And they are not at all “independent”, they are still members of the royal family with royal titles which give them enormous earning power.

The bottom line is this: If they don’t want to play by royal rules, then they should give up all of their royal titles.

Of course, it’s about as likely that they’ll stop lecturing us about equality from their $ 15 million California mansion.

So Meghan and Harry now have no choice but to the Queen: she must strip them of their titles before they do even more damage.

The integrity and neutrality of the monarchy demand it.

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