Harry and Meghan 'demoted' to bottom of the Royal Family's website
27th September 2022

Harry and Meghan are ‘demoted’ to the bottom of the Royal Family’s website and placed alongside disgraced Prince Andrew and minor royals

  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously placed around halfway down the page
  • But the webpage was updated following death of the Queen earlier this month
  • Sussexes now sit below likes of Princess Alexandra and Duke of Gloucester
  • Prince Michael of Kent and wife Marie-Christine removed from page altogether

Harry and Meghan have been moved to the bottom of the Royal Family’s website alongside the disgraced Prince Andrew.

Links taking readers to pages dedicated to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had previously been placed around halfway down the page – below senior royals and above minor members of the family.

But after the webpage was updated following the death of the Queen earlier this month, Harry and Meghan have now been moved down below the likes of Princess Alexandra and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Marie-Christine, neither of whom are working royals, have been removed from the page entirely, The Telegraph reports.

It comes as King Charles is widely reported to be planning a ‘slimmed-down’ monarchy during his reign, believing the public does not wish to pay for an ever-expanding Royal Damily.

Meanwhile, Princess Alexandra, the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousins, all remain on the page as they are still working members.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been moved to the bottom of the Royal Family website alongside Prince Andrew

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk to meet members of the public at Windsor Castle in Berkshire during a surprise appearance with the Prince and Princess of Wales

The Kents have carried out more than 200 public engagements, all funded by the Prince’s own household as opposed to taxpayers.

The Sussexes were first moved down the page around 15 months ago, having previously sat below the Prince and Princess of Wales. to below the Wessexes and the Princess Royal.

It comes as Harry and Meghan are understood to have returned to California the day after the Queen’s funeral without resolving their differences with King Charles and Prince William.

Harry and William stood side-by-side in support of their father as he mourned his mother’s death, while there was also a joint engagement with Meghan and Kate visiting flowers and tributes in Windsor in the days leading up to the Queen’s state funeral.

But it remains to be seen if this fragile truce will hold, especially with Harry’s memoirs due out later this year.

The Sussexes stayed at Frogmore Cottage at Windsor on the evening of Monday’s funeral – but were reported to be heading back to California as soon as possible to be with Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, after two weeks away.

King Charles III follows the hearse with the coffin of his mother outside St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle last week

The Duke of York pictured in the ceremonial procession following the Queen to her state funeral at Westminster Abbey

But the couple are still waiting on whether their two children will be given titles of prince and princess.

Following the death of the Queen, the Sussex children are entitled to prince and princess and the HRH titles as grandchildren of the monarch. 

But despite William and Kate’s titles having been updated to the Prince and Princess of Wales, Archie and Lilibet’s have not yet changed.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: ‘Updating live on a website doesn’t quite work. We will be working through updating the website as and when we get information.’

It comes as Meghan’s ‘Archetypes’ podcast is to return with comedian and actor Margaret Cho next week.

The duchess had paused the release of her Spotify podcast for the duration of the mourning period for the Queen.

But Archetypes will return on Tuesday, October 4, with a conversation about Asian American tropes in the entertainment industry.

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