Donald Trump says Queen should strip Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of ALL royal titles
Donald Trump has said the Queen should strip Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of all their royal titles.
The former US president has previously claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s actions have caused pain for the monarch.
It comes after the royal couple flew from their home in the US and stopped in England to visit the Queen before heading to The Hague in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.
Their attendance at a reception at the games marked their first public appearance together in Europe since stepping down as senior royals more than two years ago.
In an upcoming interview, Piers Morgan asked Trump if the Queen should strip them of their titles, The Sun reported.
The Queen poses for a photo with Donald Trump and his wife Melania at Buckingham Palace in 2019
Trump replied, “I would. The only thing I disagree with the Queen about, probably one of the only things, is that I think she should have said, if that’s your choice, fine.
“But you don’t have titles anymore, you know, and frankly, don’t come where you just are, because his loyalty is to the country. She said it several times. His loyalty is to the country.
“And I think he was so disrespectful to the country, and it’s a great country. Harry is whipped.
Trump also tore into Meghan in an interview with GB News’ Nigel Farage last year.
He said: ‘I’m not a fan of her. I hadn’t been since day one. I think Harry was used horribly. I think one day he will regret it. He probably already does.
“I think she was very disrespectful to the Royal Family, especially the Queen, and I just…from day one, I never understood that.”
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the athletics event during the Invictus Games at Zuiderpark
The cherished titles given to Harry by the Queen on his wedding day
Harry may be under pressure to give up his dukedom – but there is no suggestion the Queen would strip him.
She conferred on him the titles of Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel on his wedding day in 2018.
If he were to give them up, he would revert to HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan would become HRH Princess Henry of Wales. As the sixth in line to the throne, the title of prince is his birthright, although he can choose not to use it.
When the couple decided they would no longer represent the Queen in an official capacity, they were allowed to keep their royal titles and HRH styles, although they agreed not to use the latter.
It comes after Trump released an audio recording that apparently refuted an edited video clip that appeared to show him walking out of an interview with Piers.
A 30-second trailer, released on Wednesday, depicted Trump abruptly ending the interview after Morgan challenged Trump’s stolen campaign claims and instructing the crew to ‘turn off the cameras’ as he stood up from his chair and leaves. “Very dishonest,” he mutters.
But the audio recording, provided by Trump’s spokesperson to NBC News, says the interview ended with the two men thanking each other for a “great interview” and laughing, with no sign of Trump coming off the set. .
Trump communications director Taylor Budowich claims the video trailer was misleadingly edited by splicing audio of Trump saying “turn off the camera” on a video of him standing up, to make it look like he abruptly cut off the interview.
British commentator Morgan recently signed an overall deal with Fox News parent company News Corp – and the trailer was meant to promote an interview airing next week on News Corp outlets around the world.
The footage depicted in the video matches Morgan’s dramatic description in a New York Post column, which is also owned by News Corp.
Morgan wrote that the interview ended with Trump ‘jumping sharply to his feet, looking hateful and barking at the shocked crew: ‘TURN OFF THE CAMERAS!’
A 30-second trailer showed Trump storming out of an interview with Piers Morgan when the TV host told him he had lost the election.
“Then he turned on his heels and angrily fled out a side door, muttering out loud, ‘SO dishonest…’ Morgan added.
But according to NBC, audio provided by the Trump camp shows the interview actually ends with Morgan saying, “That was a great interview.”
Trump then agreed, saying “yes.”
‘Thanks very much. I really appreciate it,” Morgan says.
It’s at this point in the audio that Trump is heard saying, “Turn off the camera.”