Almost half of Britons believe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should be “stripped” of their royal titles, a survey suggests.
Harry and Meghan are now living in America after stepping down as working royals for financial and personal freedom, and have recently signed a lucrative Netflix deal rumoured to be worth more than £100 million.
The YouGov poll asked 3,250 adults on Monday the question: “Do you think that Harry and Meghan should or should not be stripped of their royal titles?”
The results found 48% of those questioned believed they should lose their titles, 27% said no, and 25% did not know.
Harry and Meghan proved more popular with younger people, with 25% of 18 to 24-year-olds saying they should be stripped of their duke and duchess titles and 38% of that age group saying they should not.
While 65% of those aged 65 and above said they should become just Mr and Mrs and 18% said they should retain their honours.
The regional breakdown found 54% of those in the south, living outside London, thought the royals should lose their titles but 24% of this group said they should keep them.
Of the Londoners polled, 38% thought they should be stripped of their honours and 33% believed they should not.
The survey found 70% of those who said they were Conservative Party supporters wanted the couple to lose their honours, with only 16% saying no.
While just 31% of those who favoured the Labour Party agreed with Harry and Meghan losing their titles compared to 36% who thought they should not.