Sold for months as a dependent documentary,
Meghan and Harry
has already caused a lot of ink to flow since its release.
In the first three episodes, available since December 8 on Netflix, Meghan Markle, therefore, and Prince Harry, settle their accounts with the United Kingdom, legitimizing their exile in California.
In question ?
A media lynching, they say, by the British tabloids, as well as the very distant behavior reserved for the American actress, mixed race and divorced, by the monarchy.
If some conservative media have denounced the one-sidedness of the documentary, in which the defense of the royal family does not appear -
having even described it as "boring and narcissistic" -, an MP went further, reports the
, this Friday, December 9.
Bob Seely, a member of the Conservative Party, is indeed demanding the withdrawal of the royal titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and is preparing to file an appeal with the Privy Council of the United Kingdom.
He accuses the couple of “monetizing” their royal status, increasing “aggressive” attacks against Great Britain.
It is true that the grandson of Elizabeth II, who died last September, is not kind to his homeland, and has been hammering serious accusations against his family for two years.
Among them, a racism inherent in the United Kingdom, a country "obsessed with race", having never been able to truly allow his wife and children to integrate into the monarchy.
Thus, his grandmother, his father, King Charles III or even his brother, Prince William, would still feed today, even unconsciously, a "very high level of prejudice".
Prince Harry, supported by his wife, even goes so far as to regret that "nothing has changed" since the colonial era.
However, if the words are harsh, tarnishing the reputation of the royal family, a removal of the royal titles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would require great maneuvers within the government.
Indeed, it would be a question of modifying a parliamentary law dating from 1917, baptized
Titles Deprivation Act
This had been created to withdraw their honors from those who had supported the German army during the First World War.
For the Isle of Wight MP, Prince Harry and his wife have done no less: “As well as ransacking his family and monetizing his misery for public consumption, they are also attacking some important institutions in this country. (
understanding the Commonwealth, editor’s note
)”, he protested.
Supported by a bill currently under consideration, Bob Seely's request could nevertheless bear fruit.
Indeed, Labor Party MP Rachael Maskell also wants the British government to change this law, targeting Prince Andrew.
Indeed, the son of Queen Elizabeth II was stripped in January 2022 of his military titles and sponsorships of associations following accusations of sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre, victim of American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
However, he retained his title of Duke of York and his appellation of "Royal Highness".
If it remains minimal, the threat therefore hangs over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Their main detractor split another message with the Associated Press, regretting the incessant victimization of the couple.
“If this guy hates the royal family so much, what is he doing parading and using his royal titles?” he finally said, lamenting a “lack of consistency”.
Could the Meghan and Harry
have sounded the final death knell for the couple's soap opera with the monarchy?
Nothing is certain, but not impossible.
On video, Harry and Meghan attack the royal family in the new trailer for the documentary