The Royal Family Has Quietly Removed Prince Harry’s HRH Title From Its Website
The Royal Family has been making some updates to its websites of late, and Prince Harry has been the subject of those changes. Pages that refer to Prince Harry have been altered to remove HRH, meaning His Royal Highness, following his stepping down as a working Royal in 2020. He is instead referred to as the Duke of Sussex.
Changes to the royal website came about after The Express pointed out many mistakes included on the official outlet of the Royal family on Aug. 4. These included the late Queen still being referred to as the monarch, despite her passing in September 2022, King Charles still being referred to as the Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry as his former title.
It seems the Royal Family took note, and quickly worked on updating the website. "The Royal Family website contains over five thousand pages of information about the life and work of the Royal Family. Following the death of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, content has been revisited and updated periodically. Some content may be out of date until this process is complete," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told The Express.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first announced their Royal exit in January 2020. Soon after, a statement from Buckingham Palace outlined that they would be stepping back from Royal duties and would subsequently not use their HRH titles going forward. Instead, they would continue to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton, and the Baron and Baroness Kilkeel. As of now, this has not changed.
During Harry's "60 Minutes" interview with Anderson Cooper on Jan. 8, the royal was asked why he and Meghan haven't renounced their titles. "And what difference would that make?" Harry responded.
Since stepping away, the couple released a Netflix docuseries about their relationship and exit from the Royal family. Harry also released his tell-all memoir "Spare." He has continued his work with the Invictus Games and his Sentebale charity, while Meghan remains a patron of the Mayhew animal welfare charity and Smart Works.
"As evidenced by their work over the past year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role," the pair said in a joint statement after being removed from a majority of their patronages in 2021. "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."