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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shocking royal snub: 'Demoted'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dealt another blow by the royal family after being ‘demoted’.

In the midst of title negotiations for their children, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex have been moved to the bottom of the Royal Family’s website.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Windsor Castle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been clashing with the royals since their exit. Photo: Getty

According to The Sun, their names were roughly in the middle of the website before the Queen’s death.

Now, the pair are only listed above the disgraced Prince Andrew, and sit below The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

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Minor royals who used to appear on the website have been removed completely, including Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Marie-Christine.

This is likely due to King Charles’ wish to create a ‘streamlined or slimmed down monarchy’ as he looks to reduce the number of working royals.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looking sombre
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want HRH titles for their children. Photo: Getty

Meghan and Harry are currently in a battle with the royal family as they advocate for their children to gain HRH titles.

The monarch is expected to anoint Archie and Lilibet as prince and princess in the future after ‘tense discussions’ with the couple.

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer permitted to use HRH titles, they are desperate for their children to have them.

Harry and Meghan have argued their case by using princesses Beatrice and Eugenie as an example — the pair aren’t working royals yet have HRH status.

A source told The Sun: “Harry and Meghan were worried about the security issue and being prince and princess bring them the right to have certain levels of royal security.”

“They have been insistent that Archie and Lilibet are prince and princess,” the source continued.

“They have been relentless since the Queen died. But they have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH.”

Prince Harry and Meghan smiling at an event in Manchester
The pair famously stepped down from royal duties in 2020. Photo: Getty

Royals can only receive money from the Sovereign Grant if they have a HRH title, in a form of a 'salary' for working royals.

Harry and Meghan publicly chose a life of 'financial independence' when they stopped being working royals. The pair wrote on their Sussex Royal website that they "value the ability to earn a professional income", something they were unable to do as senior royals.

Those with HRH status are also provided private security by the monarchy, which is what Harry and Meghan are wanting for their children.

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