A petition calling for the removal of the Royal titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has received almost four thousand signatures.
The enormous support received by the petition has forced a council to be set up to debate their future.
‘The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles’.— Ross
The petition was launched on the Brighton & Hove City Council website by Charles Ross on July 1. He claimed that the titles afforded to them by Queen Elizabeth II on their wedding day were “arbitrarily and unfairly acquired” and should be removed. The petition stated: “As residents of Brighton and Hove we call on Brighton and Hove Council to not refer to these individuals by such titles which we believe to be entirely non-democratic and symbolic of the oppression of the general public by the wealthy elite.
“Neither will Brighton Council invite or entertain these individuals nor afford them any hospitality or courtesies above and beyond that of an ordinary member of the public. The petition aims to establish a precedent that Brighton and Hove Council will no longer afford official hospitality to those with Royal or aristocratic titles nor make usage of those titles in official documents as these titles are arbitrarily and unfairly acquired.”
The petition closed on December 18.