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  • King Charles will reportedly not strip the Sussexes of their royal titles because that would be petty and punitive
  • An insider said doing so would only support Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's claims that they were never wanted
  • Richard Palmer also said King Charles refused to back the bill that would strip the Sussexes of their royal titles

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would not lose their royal titles if it were up to King Charles, according to a report.

Many wanted the monarch to strip his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Markle of their royal titles after their Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan" debuted. However, according to an insider, His Majesty is unlikely to hear the pleas and remove the Sussexes' titles.

"Stripping their title is not something the king would likely ever consider ... mostly because it would be too petty and punitive," an anonymous source told Page Six. "It would only lead to the Sussexes claiming that it was a retaliatory action and proof they were never wanted in the royal family."

Richard Palmer, a royal correspondent for Daily Express and a regular interviewee on television and radio for royal documentaries, also echoed the same sentiment. According to an article he wrote for the outlet, "King Charles refuses to back new plot to axe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal titles."

Palmer noted that the king's reaction to the removal of Prince Harry and Markle's titles was "in sharp contrast to his successful efforts to persuade MPs to bring in a new law to make Princess Anne and Prince Edward counsellors of state to sideline Harry, Andrew and Princess Beatrice," who are all non-working royals.

Rachael Maskell, Labour MP for York Central, was due to ask the House of Commons to give a second reading to her Removal of Titles Bill last week. She wanted to break the link between her city and Prince Andrew and not allow the latter to use the Duke of York title anymore. Her proposed law, a Private Member's Bill, would also apply to the Sussexes and other royals, but Palmer believed it was doomed due to the lack of government support.

Several netizens urged the royal family to strip the Sussexes of their royal titles, including British journalist Piers Morgan.

"King Charles needs to strip these two poisonous rats of all remaining titles & ties to the Royal Family.. and needs to do it fast before they destroy the Monarchy," he tweeted.

Meanwhile, royal expert and author Christopher Andersen believed there were still chances that His Majesty would strip Prince Harry and Markle of their titles since their Netflix project could launch a "war" between them. The "King: The Life of King Charles III" author was convinced there were still things King Charles could do to punish the Sussexes.

"I think [Harry] will be invited to the coronation," the writer predicted. "I think they will go in May unless everything blows up [in] everyone's face and irreparable damage is done. ... The titles, the charities and whatnot — there's a lot left that Charles could do to punish Harry again."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York City