King Charles could still remove Prince Harry’s titles after Netflix docuseries, royal expert claims

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According to a royal expert, King Charles may retaliate against his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle if the couple’s upcoming Netflix docuseries is detrimental to the monarchy.

In an interview with Us Weekly ahead of the docuseries’ premiere this week, royal expert and author Christopher Andersen suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s project could spark a “war” between them and the British royal family, depending on what the six-episode show reveals.

Andersen claimed that if the docuseries caused “irreparable damage,” King Charles could “punish” his son. The International Business Times was unable to confirm his claims independently.

The writer predicted:

“I think [Harry] will be invited to the coronation. I think they will go in May unless everything blows up [in] everyone’s face and irreparable damage is done. … The titles, the charities and whatnot — there’s a lot left that Charles could do to punish Harry again.”

The author of “King: The Life of King Charles III” told the outlet that he believes the monarch will revoke his youngest son’s royal titles “absolutely.” But, according to Andersen, the King could “keep calm and carry on” as the late Queen Elizabeth II did after the Sussexes stepped down from royal duties in 2020.

Andersen believes it will be determined by the content of the couple’s Netflix docuseries.

He said:

“I think there will be muted responses to whatever specifics are in there, but we have to wait and see what the accusations are.”

According to the royal author, Prince Harry’s relatives are “horrified” about what the docuseries may reveal.

He said:

“I think they’re still holding their breath and waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, there are two shoes that are gonna drop because it [airs in two parts]. I just think the sense of betrayal is shifted over now to genuine combat mode because this is a war between the two [sides].”

In an interview with GB News, royal commentator Michael Cole expressed similar sentiments. He suggested that the King depose Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they repeatedly “provoked” the royal family.

Cole suggested:

“I think it’s entirely possible that the King will say, ‘Enough is enough,’ and remove the titles HRH from them, which he’s perfectly entitled to do. This may seem also trivial, but that is big medicine in royal circles where things like this matter very deeply, and it would be a sign of disapproval. And my goodness, one can’t say that the royal family has not been provoked.”

Prince Harry addressed the history of mistreatment of women who marry into the British royal family in the latest trailer for their docuseries.

As footage of his late mother, Princess Diana, and tabloid covers are shown in the teaser released Monday, he said:

“The pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution, this feeding frenzy. I was terrified. I didn’t want history to repeat itself.”

Markle added:

“I realized they’re never going to protect you.”

The first three episodes of “Harry & Meghan” will premiere on Netflix on Thursday. The final three episodes will air on December 15.