Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could see their royal titles being removed if they go ahead with damaging revelations against the Royal Family in their upcoming Netflix documentary series, Vanity Fair’s Royal Editor Katie Nicholl claimed. The show, starring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has reportedly been delayed until next year to avoid clashing with The Crown series expected to be released by the end of this year. Citing royal sources, Ms Nicholl has warned King Charles won’t pull his punches and could go as far as stripping the Sussexes and their children – Archie and Lilibet – of their titles.
Ms Nicholl told GB News: “We know from their past ventures – looking at Oprah – that they’re not afraid to be critical of the institution, that there have been some pretty low blows.
“But I’m hearing from my sources – and I think this might be at the root of it – that we could be prepared to see the King’s ruthless side in all of this.
“Charles is not going to stand back and let the family or the institution, the reputation of the Crown, which is everything to him, be tarnished or indeed trashed, certainly not by members of the Royal Family.”
When asked to elaborate on what she means by “ruthless side”, Ms Nicholl said: “It’s no coincidence that we haven’t seen titles bestowed on Archie and Lilibet.
“I think that whole issue of titles is up for discussion. That trust, that respect has to be earned.
“I don’t think they’re going to get those titles if they’re seen to be tarnishing the institution.
“And I think perhaps there might be a question mark over the future of Harry and Meghan’s titles potentially if they are seen to be deliberately tarnishing the reputation of the monarchy.”
READ MORE: Mark Charnock speaks out about ‘surreal’ King Charles Emmerdale speech
Netflix originally planned to premier Harry and Meghan’s documentary in December, Deadline reports, but decided to push it back until next year after the streaming giant’s executives were left feeling “rattled” by the reaction to The Crown rumours.
In the new series of The Crown, Charles will reportedly try to pressure his mother to abdicate the throne so he can take over as King. Reports say he holds a secret meeting with former Prime Minister John Major to ask for his support – events that Mr Major denied took place.
The allegation has prompted accusations of Netflix distorting reality, with Mr Major’s spokesperson describing the plotline as “damaging and malicious fiction”.
Meghan and Harry’s Netflix documentary could follow The Crown series at an unknown date in 2023.
King Charles III ‘taking it all in his stride’, says Widdecombe [REPORT]
Jay Blades admits he initially ‘ignored’ King Charles’ invite [REPORT]
King’s coronation should ‘definitely’ be marked with bank holiday [REPORT]