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Royal family strips Harry of title of His Royal Highness on website

Harry is now listed simply as the Duke of Sussex. The profiles of Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have also moved to the end of the list.

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The royal family has removed the official title of His Royal Highness from Prince Harry from its official website, this comes more than three years after he and his wife Meghan Markle resigned from their royal duties.

This is due to a decision made in January 2020, which stated that "the Sussexes will not use their titles of His Royal Highness as they are not active members of the royal family". Harry and Markle's names have also been moved to the bottom of the family's home page, just above Prince Andrew.

Information about Meghan's education, career and royal commitments has also been moved from the "About Us" section to the "biography" section, and her charity work has been placed in the "charity" section of the site.

The rest of the royal family, including Harry, have bios. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told the Daily Mail that these changes are happening on a regular basis: "The site is regularly updated to reflect the work of the royals," he confirmed.

Harry and Meghan agreed to give up their titles after stepping down as core members of the royal family in January 2020 and moving to the United States.

While it took years for the royal family to remove the Duke's title from their website, it had previously been removed from an exhibition at Kensington Palace that featured the wedding dress of his late mother, Princess Diana, in June 2021.
The exhibition featured a poster next to the famous wedding dress worn in 1981, with the caption, "Borrowed by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge and His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex". However, the error was corrected just a few days later and replaced with "His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex".