Prince Harry was humiliated this week as over 25,000 people signed a petition stated by royal expert Lady Colin Campbell, a friend of his late mother Princess Diana, demanding that he give up his royal titles.
The petition states that its goal is to invite Harry to “voluntarily” ask Queen Elizabeth to put his “royal style, titles and rank into abeyance.”
“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,” stated the petition.
Cambell has stood by starting 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,” she continued, according to The Independent. “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.”
Not stopping there, Campbell went on to say that Harry “doesn’t need” the royal titles as “he is too big for them now” as he “still gets publicity and attention.”
“They (Harry and Meghan) will still be able to sell their brand, capitalize 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,” she continued.
Over the past few months, Harry has repeatedly criticized the British royal family in various interviews. Since then, calls have grown for him to give up his royal titles, if that’s the attitude that he’s going to take with the royal family.