Prince Harry’s petition collects over 43,000 signatures | Community
More than 43,000 people have signed a petition asking Prince Harry to relinquish his royal titles.
Started by royal and former expert ‘I’m a celebrity … get me out of here! star Lady Colin Campbell, the Change.org appeal aims to invite the Duke of Sussex to voluntarily request that his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, put his “royal style titles and rank on hold.”
This follows Harry’s decision to quit his role as a full-time royal in 2020 and move to America with his wife the Duchess of Sussex and their two-year-old son Archie.
The purpose of the petition is described on Change.org in an article which reads: “As a purely private citizen, without royal rank, style or title, he (Harry) will be able to indulge his personal beliefs, as it is the right of all private citizens, without the consequent possibility of harming the institution of the monarchy or the relations between friendly powers, and will be free to articulate beliefs, however reprehensible they may be, without the fallout which are otherwise inevitable as long as he has royal status. “
Lady Campbell was previously married to Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, the youngest son of the Eleventh Duke of Argyll and wrote the book ‘Meghan and Harry: The Real Story’.
The 71-year-old TV personality previously revealed that she decided to start the online petition because after speaking to “many people” she felt “it was the right thing to do” if Harry – whose father is Prince Charles and older brother is Prince William – relinquishes his royal titles then this will free him from the royal institution and allow him to pursue a “inconsequential” media career.
She said: “I started it (the petition) because I think it’s the right thing to do. I’ve talked to people, a lot of people, who think it’s the right thing to do. do and that is the solution. This is the best solution because it frees Harry to be able to indulge himself without consequence and without harming the institution of the monarchy of the British nation, the British people and himself .
Since their withdrawal from the royal family, Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan, 39, have sat down with a revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey in which the former ‘Suits’ star spoke about mental health issues whom she knew after joining the royal. family, while Harry recently appeared in the Apple TV + documentary series “ The Me You Can’t See ” in which he openly discussed how the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana, at the age 36 in 1997 has affected her entire life.
In October 2020, the couple launched Archewell Inc., which focuses on nonprofit activities and creative media businesses.