Prince Harry drops royal title at first public event since moving to Canada

Prince Harry

Prince Harry asked attendees at an event in Scotland on Wednesday to simply call him by his first name.

The British royal and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex will officially step down from their positions as senior royals at the end of March and start their new independent life on 1 April.

Prior to their withdrawal from royal duties, however, the couple will return to the U.K from Vancouver Island in Canada for six events, concluding with Queen Elizabeth II's Commonwealth Service in London on 9 March.

And when Harry took the stage at a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Wednesday, host and journalist Ayesha Hazarika told delegates: "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."

The decision from Harry, who is sixth in line to the British throne, comes after it was confirmed the couple will no longer use the word "royal" in its branding.

Instead, they are set to reveal new names for their Sussex Royal social media accounts and foundation of the same name, after The Queen requested the change as her grandson and his wife opted to depart from their roles within the monarchy.


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