Social media reacts to Harry and Meghan split from royal family

People took to social media to show their support or condemnation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

After days of crisis talks following Harry and Meghan's announcement that they would be stepping back as senior royals, Buckingham Palace announced the pair will stop carrying out royal duties from the spring.

Some Twitter users said they were pleased the couple will stop using the HRH title and will repay the taxpayers' millions spent on their Berkshire home.

Others simply wished the couple good luck in their future.

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan said the Queen had made the "right decision" by telling them to "sling their part-time royal hook".

In a string of tweets, he added: "BREAKING: The Queen's told Megan/Harry to sling their part-time royal hook.

"Well done, Your Majesty – right decision.

"Only surprised it took her so long to get Harry to ditch his family, the Monarchy, the military and his country. What a piece of work.

"Bottom line: Meghan/Harry wanted to have their cake and eat it, but the Queen just took the cake back to the royal kitchens."

But activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu – who clashed with Mr Morgan discussing Meghan and Harry on the ITV show – told the couple to "go forth and be happy".

She told the "haters" to shut up now that the duke and duchess were no longer using their HRH title, and would pay back the cash spent on refurbishing Frogmore Cottage.

Dr Mos-Shogbamimu added: "Bravo #HarryandMeghan! Go forth and be happy!

"Now the haters should please shut up! No longer using HRH title, will pay back cost of refurbishing cottage

"Are you happy now? Doubt it.. bet they'll have more petty & petulant nonsense to say!"

Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker took a pop at Manchester City, suggesting the club had "renounced" its title at the same time as Harry and Meghan had renounced theirs.

He said: "The Palace have announced Meghan & Harry have renounced their titles.

"Meanwhile Palace have announced Man City have renounced theirs."

Actor David Schneider said the biggest question was not why the duke and duchess were giving up their titles, but why the other royals should not.

He tweeted: "Yet again the question is not why Harry and Meghan should have to give up their title and fund themselves but why the rest of the royals shouldn't."

One user, @TheDanNeale, suggested that the Queen had negotiated a transition deal so quickly she should also negotiate Brexit.

He added: "OK. #Megxit absolutely trumps #Brexit. Get HM into the negotiators chair."

Others joked that it was a "hard Megxit" with @TheTVGrump saying it looked like the pair had left under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

Other Twitter users said they could not wait to see how it would covered in future series of The Crown.

15 PHOTOS
Prince Harry steps out at Palace
See Gallery
Prince Harry steps out at Palace
The Duke of Sussex with children playing rugby in the Buckingham Palace gardens, London, as he hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will take place from October 23rd through to November 27th, 2021 in 17 cities across England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex gestures during the draw for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 at Buckingham Palace in London on January 16, 2019. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JEREMY SELWYN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex gestures as he chats to school children prior to the draw for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 at Buckingham Palace in London on January 16, 2019. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JEREMY SELWYN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will take place from October 23rd through to November 27th, 2021 in 17 cities across England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke of Sussex in the Buckingham Palace gardens, London, as he hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke of Sussex with children playing rugby in the Buckingham Palace gardens, London, as he hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrives to watch children play rugby league prior to the draw for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 at Buckingham Palace in London on January 16, 2019. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will take place from October 23rd through to November 27th, 2021 in 17 cities across England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League poses with children from a local school after watching them play rugby league in the Buckingham Palace gardens before the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League talks to children from a local school after watching them play rugby league in the Buckingham Palace gardens before the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Kids play rugby ahead of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League visit to host the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will take place from October 23rd through to November 27th, 2021 in 17 cities across England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story Click here to comment

FROM OUR PARTNERS