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Prince Harry told to 'drop titles' and 'become US citizen' if he wants to voice opinions

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By Mirror | January 31st 2021

The Duke of Sussex has come under fire for continuing to "use" his titles after stepping back from royal duties.

Prince Harry should "drop all his titles" and become a US citizen if he wishes to have the "freedom" to voice political opinions, a royal expert has said.

The Duke of Sussex spoke out against the Capitol riots in Washington, which took place just two weeks before Donald Trump conceded to Joe Biden.

He called out for reforming social media after the deadly events and described the storming of "a literal attack on democracy."

The Royal added that there is "no way" to "downplay" organised "violent extremism" on social media.Royal author Angela Levin said Prince Harry should "droll all his titles and take American citizenship" if he wishes to have the "sort of freedom" that allows him to speak on political matters.

She told Express.co.uk : "If he wants this sort of freedom he should drop all his titles and take American citizenship.

"Of course having his titles has enabled him to do various lucrative deals but he can’t or shouldn’t have it both ways.

"I think Harry’s decision to lecture anyone on how to live, what to do and who to vote for is a misjudgement.

"And even more so in the United States."

Ms Levin added that Prince Harry should especially not speak out as "a member of the Royal Family" who is still "using" his Royal titles.

The idea of members of the British Monarchy not speaking out stems from the long-upheld tradition of staying non-partisan while carrying out their duties.

Rumours over whether the Duke of Sussex will take up American have swirled since he moved to California with his wife Meghan Markle in March 2020.

Meghan reportedly cancelled her plans to become a UK citizen after the move, as there is "no reason" to pursue the application.

A source reportedly told the Daily Telegraph the process was "quietly" dropped after the move.

It has been over a year since the couple made the decision to remove themselves from the Royal agenda and seek a new life.

The Queen gave Prince Harry and Meghan a year-long grace period that would have seen them back in the UK if it were not for the coronavirus pandemic.

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