Prince William and Kate Middleton scrapped the 'Duke of Sussex' title from their birthday message to Prince Harry
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dropped Prince Harry's "Duke of Sussex" title from their birthday message to the royal on Tuesday.
- While other royals, including the Queen and Prince Charles, addressed Harry as the Duke of Sussex in their birthday messages, Prince William and Kate Middleton simply called him "Prince Harry."
- Some royal fans and public figures, including Piers Morgan, have urged Harry to stop using his dukedom since he signed on as a documentary and TV producer for Netflix.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose not to address Prince Harry by his royal title days after people called for the Queen to revoke it.
—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 15, 2020
Some public figures in the UK have called for the Queen to revoke Harry's dukedom since an announcement that he is starting a career in show business.
"But if they really want to be independent — it seems they do — they want to live in Hollywood or Santa Barbara and want to make woke movies or TV shows and make us feel lovely and fluffy about everything, that's fine," Piers Morgan said last week while hosting "Good Morning Britain."
He added: "As a Sussex resident all my life, I don't think they should be allowed to keep the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex."
In an informal reader poll by the British newspaper the Daily Express, 98% of respondents said the couple should drop their titles.
However, Katie Nicholl, a royal biographer, previously told Insider this would be unlikely, since the dukedom is Harry's "birthright."
Robert Jobson, the royal editor at the Evening Standard, also told Insider that "the Queen made the decision to honor Harry by making him a royal duke on his wedding day."
"He is, and will always be, a prince — given he is the second son of the heir to the throne," Jobson said.
Kensington Palace did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment for this article.
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