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Poll casts pall on Harry and Meghan’s second wedding anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will celebrate their third wedding anniversary.
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More than four in ten people think the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should lose their royal titles, a poll has revealed.

The news comes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prepare to celebrate their third wedding anniversary.

Senior aides at Buckingham Palace likewise have reportedly called on the pair to give up their titles after Prince Harry’s latest tell-all interview in the US.

Harry and Meghan married during a glittering ceremony on May 19, 2018, and are likely to mark their milestone privately at their Californian home.

The wedding heralded a new chapter for the monarchy as it was welcoming a person of mixed race into the family for the first time in centuries.

But just 18 months after exchanging their vows the Sussexes moved to North America with their son Archie and have never permanently returned to their UK home.

A UK poll carried out on Monday found 44 per cent of 4567 adults questioned thought the couple should no longer be a duke and duchess.

While 20 per cent believed they should keep their titles but not use them, 17 per cent said they should not lose their titles or stop using them and 20 per cent did not know.

The poll comes as Harry and Meghan severed yet another tie to the UK, officially shutting down their Sussex Royal charity.

Information on the site shows that a special resolution to wind up the company was submitted on May 4, before a voluntary liquidator was appointed on Tuesday.

The past few months have been a tumultuous period for the couple following their bombshell TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Meghan and Harry laid bare their brief life as a working royal couple, alleging a member of the family made a racist comment about their son, and explained the duchess had suicidal thoughts but her approaches to the monarchy for help were turned down.

During the couple’s interview the couple told Winfrey they hadn’t intended to completely split from the monarchy and expected to serve the royal family in some way, which is why they initially moved to Canada which is part of the Commonwealth.

Once it became clear they were required to be all in or all out, they opted for the latter and relocated to the US, purchasing a home in Montecito in California and launching Archewell.

The interview appeared to damage the couple’s standing in the UK, with subsequent polls indicating a drop in support.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April briefly brought Harry back into the fold, and he was pictured moments after the ceremony looking at ease and chatting with his brother the Duke of Cambridge.

A few days after their wedding anniversary Harry and Meghan, who is expecting a daughter in the summer, will appear in the first episode of the duke’s mental health documentary series with Oprah Winfrey.

-with AAP