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Prince Harry STILL called HRH at Diana exhibition in ‘admin error’ despite palace vow he would never use the title again


PRINCE Harry is STILL being called HRH at the Princess Diana exhibition despite the palace vowing he would never use the title again.

More than a week after the “administrative error” was first spotted, the Duke of Sussex is still credited as His Royal Highness after lending his mother’s wedding dress to a display at Kensington Palace.

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Prince Harry is set to lose his HRH title at an exhibition of his mother’s dresses after an administrative error on a display label[/caption]

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Diana’s wedding dress in one of the items on display at the Royal Style in the Making exhibition[/caption]

One of the items was still labelled “Lent by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and HRH the Duke of Sussex”

Under the Megxit agreement that saw Harry, 36, and his wife Meghan Markle quit the UK and move to the US, it was agreed the royal would not use his HRH title, although he would retain it.

But it was revealed last week that the prominent display had used the address.

The Royal Collection Trust previously admitted it was an “administrative error” and that it would be changed to reflect the prince’s new status.

However, the placard still remains in place.

Photos taken on Wednesday show the attraction’s information has not yet been updated. 

A placard next to Diana’s iconic taffeta wedding dress still reads: “Lent by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and HRH the Duke of Sussex”.

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A placard on the dresses still show them as being lent by HRH the Duke of Sussex[/caption]

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Diana wore the ivory gown to marry Charles in 1981[/caption]

Meghan and Harry were stripped of their honorary titles by the Queen
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Meghan and Harry were stripped of their honorary titles by the Queen[/caption]

Prince Harry is also still referred to as HRH next to two other items he lent to the exhibit, his mothers wedding day going-away peach skirt suit with matching jacket, designed by Bellville Sassoon.

However, the change will still happen.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Collection Trust told The Sun Online: “Arrangements are being made to amend the error, but we would not comment on the logistics or timing of this.”

When the Duke of Sussex stepped down from being a senior working royal, the Queen set out strict Megxit terms for the couple to adhere to. 

At the “Sandringham Summit” it was decided that the Sussexes were allowed to keep, but not use, their HRH titles.

Harry, 36, and William, 38, donated two of their mother’s dresses to the Royal Style in the Making show, which runs until January 2.

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Harry and Meghan lost their HRH titles under the Megxit terms set out by the Queen[/caption]

The Queen decided that the Sussexes were allowed to keep, but not use, their HRH titles
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William and Harry have lent dresses to an exhibition in memory of their mother, Diana[/caption]

One of the dresses on show is Diana’s famous ivory taffeta and lace wedding dress, made up of a bodice, full skirt, puffed sleeves and 25-foot train. 

Her famous gown was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, which she wore to marry Charles at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.

Harry and Meghan, 39, officially stepped down as senior royals on March 31, last year and stopped using their HRH titles. 

They announced they would work towards becoming  “financially independent”.

Following the January, 2020 Mexit announcement Buckingham Palace confirmed the couple would step back from official royal duties.

As a result, they would no longer use the titles His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness.

But they would continue to use their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.

The Royal Style in the Making exhibition at Kensington Palace opened to the public on June 3
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Harry and Meghan were allowed to continue using their Duke and Duchess titles[/caption]

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Diana’s famous wedding dress is on show at Kensington Palace for the first time in 25 years[/caption]

A palace spokesman said: “With The Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations.

“While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.

“The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.”

In February, Meghan and Harry were stripped of their honorary titles by the Queen.

The 94-year-old monarch said she was “saddened” after her grandson and the Duchess of Sussex confirmed they would not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.


Harry’s honorary military appointments and the couples Royal patronages would be “redistributed among working members of The Royal Family”, a palace spokesman said.

The duke would no longer hold his treasured military titles, including the post of Captain-General of the Royal Marines.

Harry would also lose his Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington and Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving RAF Honington titles.

He is also no longer patron of England Rugby.

Meghan also lost her patronages with The Royal National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

But they would still be known as Duke and Duchess of Sussex after being given the titles as a wedding gift.



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