The Queen to 'strip Harry and Meghan's remaining royal patronages' as they confirm tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England.
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The Duke and Duchess are reportedly set to be stripped of their remaining royal patronages and duties following the announcement of their tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview.

Royal sources claim that the Queen is set to strip Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their remaining royal patronages and titles following their departure from Britain, and quitting as working members of the royal family. 

It comes just days after announcing they are expecting their second child and confirming their involvement with a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

The Daily Mail writes that royal sources say the Queen is set to ask the couple to relinquish their links to any organisations connected to the royal family.

Harry 36, would be stripped of his three remaining military titles and his patronages with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football league, and the London Marathon.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex travel down The Mall in a horse drawn carriage during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England.

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Meghan, 39 will have to give up her patronage with the National Theatre which the Queen was a patron for 45 years. Their links with the commonwealth are also thought to be at risk.

It's said the removal of their titles is not a retaliation of the confirmed interview with Oprah Winfrey, but rather that their pursuit of commercial jobs has made it impossible for them to continue their ‘quasi-royal’ roles. 

Meghan and Harry have found success in the US since stepping down from royal life, bagging multi-million dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify.

Now it's been confirmed that Meghan has sat down with close neighbour Oprah Winfrey for what is expected to be an 'explosive' interview about her transition into royal life and out again and the media backlash she's faced.

The interview is thought to be already recorded and will air on CBS soon, it will be a 90-minute show that will see the couple talk openly about their marriage, royal life, and expanding their family.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.