PUBLISHED: 23:15, Sat, Oct 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:19, Sat, Oct 10, 2020
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sensationally quit the royal family at the end of March in order to pursue a financially independent life. Despite leaving the firm, Meghan, 39, is still officially called Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex, Countess Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel. Harry, 36, who is still sixth in line to the throne, cannot lose his Prince title as this was an honour born with, but his others such as Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel, could be up for discussion.
The pair no longer officially represent the Queen on official duties but their recent meddling in the US election has sparked controversy as her Majesty remains politically neutral.
A poll of more than 17,000 Express.co.uk readers has found the overwhelming majority of people believe Meghan should have her royal titles removed.
The survey conducted on Saturday October 10 between 12.33pm and 10.30pm asked 17,103 Express.co.uk readers should Meghan Markle be stripped of her royal title?
A huge 95 percent (16,312) of readers said Meghan should have the titles removed and voted yes.
Meghan Markle should be stripped of her royal titles (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle is still known as the Duchess of Sussex (Image: GETTY)
Just four percent (686) of those asked felt the Duchess should retain her titles and voted no.
Meanwhile, one percent (105) of respondents remained unsure and said they did not know.
A number of Express.co.uk readers let their feelings known in the comments section.
One user wrote: “YES remove her titles. She has done NOTHING to earn it.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit the royal family at the end of March (Image: GETTY)
A second reader said: “Both Markle and her husband should be stripped of ALL titles - except plain Mr and Mrs.”