Royal Family LIVE: US fury as Queen urged to strip Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's titles

Republicans hit out at the Duchess of Sussex after she wrote to members of the United States Congress and Senate calling for paid leave for new parents. The letter, which was released on Wednesday, was on Sussex headed paper and Meghan signed it with her Duchess title.

Republican Congressman Jason Smith told the Daily Mail: “Meghan’s latest interference in US politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretence of being the Duchess of Sussex.”

Rep. Lisa McClain added: “Meghan Markle is incredibly out of touch with the American people and should stick to acting instead of trying to play politics.

“The last thing we need right now is wealthy celebrities pushing their liberal agendas on the American people.”

Harry and Meghan kept their Sussex titles when they quit royal duties but agreed to stop using their HRH styles.

Under the couple’s agreement with the Queen they can still use their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles. has contacted Meghan and Harry’s representatives and Buckingham Palace separately for comment.


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