Tens of thousands sign petition calling for Harry to give up royal titles
"It is the best solution because it frees Harry to be able to indulge himself without consequence."
Almost 30,000 people have signed a petition calling for Prince Harry to be stripped of his royal titles so that he can "indulge his personal beliefs" without damaging the Royal Family.
The petition was started by royal expert Lady Colin Campbell, and aims to invite Harry to "voluntarily" ask the Queen to put his "royal style, titles and rank into abeyance."
The petition description says: "As a purely private citizen, with no royal rank, style or title, he (Harry) will be able to indulge his personal beliefs, as is the right of all private citizens, without the consequential possibility of damaging the institution of the Monarchy or relations between Friendly Powers, and will be free to articulate beliefs, no matter how objectionable, without the fallout that is otherwise inevitable as long as he possesses royal status."
At the time of writing, 29,300 people have signed the petition.
Lady Campbell, who appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2015 and has previously written a book about Harry and Meghan, spoke to the Daily Star about the petition, saying: "I started it (the petition) because I think it’s the right thing to do.
"I have spoken to people, many people, who think it’s the right thing to do and it is the solution.
"It is the best solution because it frees Harry to be able to indulge himself without consequence and without doing damage to the institution of the monarchy of the British nation, the British people and himself."
The 71-year-old went on to say that the Duke of Sussex "doesn't need" the titles as "he is too big for them now" and "still gets publicity and attention."
She continued: "They (Harry and Meghan) will still be able to sell their brand, capitalise upon their identity, but at least it will be in a way there can be no confusion about the fact that he is doing it as an individual and not as a member of the royal family that has duties to the nation and to the people of this nation."
Since leaving his royal duties to live in the US with his wife and son, Harry has not been afraid to speak about his upbringing and the effect that being a member of the world's most famous family had on him.
Recently, the duke spoke of his desire to break the cycle of "genetic pain" that had been passed on to him by his father.