Norman Baker told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that the Duke of Sussex should not be allowed to keep his HRH title. The royal author added that as Prince Harry is no longer representing the Royal Family he should not be entitled to the benefits that the HRH titles brings.
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Mr Barker said: “If he keeps his HRH title he can still get public support through the taxpayer.
“That means we are paying around £1million a year for security staff to wonder around Frogmore Cottage and keep it safe.
“We will pay for his travel if he comes back to the UK so there is a practical point.
“But more than that HRH means he is representing Britain abroad.
“However, he is clearly not representing Britain abroad he has clearly divorced himself from the Royal Family in practical terms.
“Let’s be frank about this, Netflix wouldn’t be offering a huge deal to Harry because of his interesting views, they are offering him a deal because of his connections with the Royal Family.”
GMB’s Susanna Reid replied: “Those connections do not stop if you take away their titles.
“He is still the Queen’s grandson, he is still royal by birth, so is Meghan by marriage.
“The royal titles do not confer that on them.”
The royal commentator said: “Harry clearly is exploiting the Buckingham Palace connection.
“He needs to make his mind up is he in the Royal Family, or isn’t he?
“If he wants to run away do Netflix documentaries that is fine as a private individual but not when he keeps his HRH title.”
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Last week Prince Harry was told to stay out of the 2020 US Presidential election because it is “not his business” by a royal commentator.
Angela Levin told talkRADIO that the Duke of Sussex still represents the United Kingdom and therefore should not be telling US citizens to vote.
Ms Levin said: “I think the election is very important because it is not his business.
“He is still a royal, he represents the United Kingdom.
“He cannot go over there and say everyone has got to vote.”