Major blow for Prince Harry in Megxit deal

Prince Harry stands to lose more than just a title if a controversial aspect of the Megxit deal is upheld in discussion around the agreement this year.

Harry and Meghan left their senior roles within the royal family in January 2020. triggering a severance deal with the family that's come to be known as 'Megxit'.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend The Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 7, 2020. - The Festival brings together world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majestys Royal Marines. This year, the performance will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britains Commandos. (Photo by SIMON DAWSON / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SIMON DAWSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
We won't see Harry looking like this ever again if his honorary titles are taken. Photo: Getty Images

Under the agreement, the agreed they wouldn't use their 'HRH' titles and it was agreed that The Duke and Duchess would no longer be able to formally carry out ‘official duties’ for The Queen or represent The Commonwealth, but they would be allowed to maintain their patronages


Harry has his personal titles earned during his ten years in the British army, but as a member of the royal family was granted titles including Captain-General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving.

Prince Harry Honorary Air Commandant uniform
Harry's Honorary Air Commandant uniform (pictured) is one of many that won't be seen on the royal again. Photo: Getty Images

Upon the duo's exit, the palace released a statement saying: "During this 12-month period of review, The Duke’s official military appointments will not be used as they are in the gift of the Sovereign. No new appointments will be made to fill these roles before the 12-month review of the new arrangements is completed.

"While per the agreement, The Duke will not perform any official duties associated with these roles, given his dedication to the military community and ten years of service he will of course continue his unwavering support to the military community in a non-official capacity. As founder of the Invictus Games, The Duke will proudly continue supporting the military community around the world through the Invictus Games Foundation and The Endeavour Fund."

Now The Sun reports rumours that may be taken away in the wake of the Duke and Duchesses decision to go on TV to discuss their Megxit split, in a tell-all chat with US talk show host Oprah.

Harry, who is famously proud of his military past, is said to be very 'upset' over the rumours, which would mean he no longer would have the right to wear the prestigious uniforms his titles allowed him.

Prince Harry Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving
Harry's Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving uniform will also be retired. Photo: Getty Images

The news comes after a tumultuous week for the family, following the hospitalisation of Prince Philip on Tuesday evening.

Philip is said to be in 'good spirits' after being admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Tuesday evening as a precaution after complaining of feeling ill

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Sunday evening that they are expecting a baby, news that reportedly 'delighted' the royal family.

In less thrilling news for the very public but private household, the pair also revealed they will sit down for a tell-all chat with Oprah in March, finally opening up about their experience of leaving their roles as senior members of the royal family.

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