Prince introduced as ‘just Harry’

Harry will officially stop royal duties on March 31

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Duke of Sussex has asked to be introduced just as Harry as he carried out the first of his final duties as a senior working royal.

Today he attended a sustainable tourism event in Edinburgh - one of his final six engagements.

Former Labour adviser and broadcaster Ayesha Hazarika, who was hosting the conference, introduced the duke to the stage as Harry after the royal had asked for just his first name to be used.

She said: “He's made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry so ladies and gentlemen please give a big, warm Scottish welcome to Harry.”

He would normally be addressed as Sir or His Royal Highness but will no longer use this style when he and Meghan Markle officially step down from royal duties on March 31.

Despite formally retaining the titles, the couple will cease to be addressed as such.

WATCH: Jon Bon Jovi speculates on the future title of Prince Harry

Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from royal duties become “financially independent” has also called into question their use the world “royal” in their social media and official brand.

Following lengthy discussions with palace aides, they were told that once they stop carrying out duties on behalf of the Queen, they can no longer use the brand name “SussexRoyal” because of government rules.

Meanwhile, one person with an idea of a future title the Queen’s grandson going forward is Jon Bon Jovi, who is collaborating with Harry to produce a charity single for military veterans.

The Rock legend told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer he had wondered what to call the duke but had settled on “the artist formerly known as Prince”.

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