Er, in hugely RUDE news, a council in Brighton is scheduled to debate stripping Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their royal titles. Why, you ask? Turns out a petition calling for the removal of "Sussex" from their name received thousands of signatures.

Council to Debate Stripping Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Their Royal Title

Said petition was posted on on the Brighton and Hove City Council website this past July, and reads:

"We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to reject the usage of the titles 'Duke of Sussex' and 'Duchess of Sussex; by the individuals Henry ("Harry") Windsor and Rachel Meghan Markle as morally wrong and disrespectful to the county of East Sussex. As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite. Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain these individuals nor afford them any hospitality or courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public."

The petition has gotten a lot of understandable blowback, and Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of the British Monarchists Society, says, "Such a petition shows utter disdain and contempt for The Crown, not to mention copious amounts of disrespect to, and for, the Royal family which undertakes thousands of engagements per year on behalf of the nation, in right of Her Majesty as The Crown."

Council to Debate Stripping Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Their Royal Title

FYI, Harry and Meghan were given their titles by the Queen after their wedding, meaning only she can actually strip them, not that she ever would. The royal fam even made an announcement on the royal family's website, saying, "The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex."

‘This certainly highlights that Brighton and Hove is a hotbed of Republican dissidents and is now proven to be so.

‘Such a petition shows utter disdain and contempt for The Crown, not to mention copious amounts of disrespect to, and for, the Royal family which undertakes thousands of engagements per year on behalf of the nation, in right of Her Majesty as The Crown.’

He added: ‘This petition wreaks of republican drivel and lacks any real substance and intelligent reasoning.’

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