A Conservative MP has said he is planning to introduce legislation that could strip the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their royal titles.
Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely said the bill for short-term private members, which could be carried over to the new year, would see MPs vote on a resolution that could be given to the Legislative Assembly. The secret authority downgraded the couple’s royal status.
It comes a day after the release of the “tell it all” documentary about the couple on Netflix, angering some royal fans.
Mr Seely said he had been thinking about the bill even before making the documentary, saying there were “political issues” with Harry’s comments as he quit his job as a senior official of the royal over two years ago.
He asked why Harry continued to use his title while “at the same time trashing the monarchy and his family”.
He told the PA news agency: “Along with destroying his family and making money from his misery for public consumption, he is also attacking a number of important institutions in this country.”
Meanwhile, employment minister Guy Opperman told the BBC the pair were “totally unrelated” to the UK and Royal Family’s progress.
He said: “I think they’re obviously a very troubled couple, which I think anyone looking at them can tell it’s a sad state of affairs.
“That being said, I agree that they have absolutely nothing to do with this country and the advancement of this country and the royal family that we all, I believe, support.”
In the documentary, Harry accuses the Royal Family of having “unconscious bias”.
“In this family, sometimes you are more part of the problem than part of the solution,” he said. “There is a huge degree of unconscious bias.
“It’s not really anyone’s fault that there’s an unconscious bias. But once it’s been pointed out, or identified within yourself, then you need to correct it.”
The series also uses footage from Princess Diana’s BBC Panorama interview, which Prince William said should never aired again.
The Duke of Sussex appeared to criticize the parenting he received from King Charles, saying he was trying to come to terms with the loss of his mother, who died in a car crash last year. 1997, without much support, help or guidance.
He added that he was “literally raised” by a “second family” of friends in Africa.
The Duke and Duchess have signed lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify – believed to be worth more than £100m – after deciding give up the monarchy in early 2020.