Conservative MP Bob Seely has revealed he is preparing a bill that would see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stripped of their royal titles were it to be successful.
In an exclusive interview with GB News, Mr Seely told Dan Wootton about the plan.
He said: “If the Duke and Duchess hate this country so much, hate the institutions, hate the monarchy, they should either be giving up the titles themselves or we should be helping them to do that.”
Mr Seely says the plan has been hatched from a “reasonably obscure” 1917 bill named the Royal Titles Bill.
He says it was brought in to strip titles from members of the Royal Family who were siding with the Germans during World War One.
The Tory MP floats a potential amendment, that would see the Privy Council gain the ability to strip members of the Royal Family of their titles were a vote to pass through.
The plan was hatched after Meghan and Harry’s Netflix docuseries was released, where they criticised the institution on multiple occasions.
Meghan and Harry made a string of claims about life as royals. Image: GB News
The first three episodes of Harry and Meghan’s tell-all Netflix documentary begin with the Duchess of Sussex accusing the media of wanting to “destroy” her and claiming “salacious” stories were “planted” by the press.
Harry also spoke of the “harassment” his mother Princess Diana suffered and the fear that Meghan would also be “driven away by the media”.
In the opening of the first episode, the Duke said: “So like duty and service and I feel as though being part of this family it is my duty to uncover this exploitation and bribery that happens within our media.”
Meghan said: “Unfortunately, in us standing for something, they are destroying us.”
Bob Seely says he is hoping to amend a 1917 bill. Image: GB News
As the piano music continued to play, Harry said: “This isn’t just about our story. This has always been so much bigger than us. No one knows the full truth. We know the full truth. The institution knows the full truth. And the media know the full truth because they’ve been in on it.
“And I think anybody else in my situation would have done exactly the same thing.”
The documentary appeared to link the EU referendum to a “culture war” in the UK at the time of Harry and Meghan’s engagement in 2017.
Speaking about the press coverage of her, Meghan said: “At that point, I was still very much believing what I was being told, which was ‘it will pass it will get better, it’s just what they do right at the very beginning’.