The royal family’s website has been changed to remove the title His Royal Highness from Prince Harry’s page.
Until recently, the Duke of Sussex was still being referred to by his HRH title in his bio on the royal family’s website.
However, the current version of the page does not include any HRH references, instead referring to the royal either as the duke or the Duke of Sussex.
Back in June, there was a part on the website describing Harry’s efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in 2016.
It used to say: “In 2016, His Royal Highness took a public HIV test at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital to raise awareness and show how simple testing is, as part of his ongoing work to remove stigmas linked to HIV/AIDS.”
The site reads: “In 2016, The Duke underwent a public HIV test at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital to raise awareness…”
In a statement to Express, the Palace said: “The Royal Family website contains over five thousand pages of information about the life and work of the Royal Family. Following the death of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, content has been revisited and updated periodically. Some content may be out of date until this process is complete.”
The changes made to the royal family’s website occurred after Prince Harry and Meghan revealed their plan to step down from their positions as senior royals in January 2020.
Following their decision, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple would no longer utilize their HRH titles.
The official statement, issued by the Palace on 18 January 2020: “The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the royal family.”
By September 2022, the profiles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been relocated to the lower part of the royal family’s website.
Upon revealing their choice to distance themselves from their royal duties, Prince Harry expressed his preference to be addressed simply as “Just Harry.”
Even though Prince Harry no longer employs his HRH title, he maintains his position as the fifth in line for the throne.
Harry’s place in the line of succession is after his brother Prince William and the three children of the Prince and Princess of Wales: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Following Harry are his own children with Meghan: Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.