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Twitter Users React after Meghan & Harry 'Insult' Dumbarton as They Rejected Earldom for Archie

Jené Liebenberg
Jun 25, 2021
07:20 A.M.
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It has been revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex refused the title Earl of Dumbarton for Archie because they feared it would attract negative attention and nicknames. Scroll down to see fans' reactions to the news.


It has come to light that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry refused the title Earl of Dumbarton for their firstborn out of fear of the bad nicknames and negative attention that it would draw towards him.

Twitter users are offended by the Sussexes turning their noses up at the title because it contains the word "dumb" and have taken to social media to air their grievances about the royals' choice.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart after attending the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020. | Getty Images



The parents-of-two are once again under fire for opting against the title for their son. An insider revealed it wasn't just Meghan who was concerned about what the title could result in for Archie but that Harry was also worried.

Now Twitter is ablaze with angry users who find the Duke and Duchess's refusal of the title, originally created in the Peerage of Scotland in March 1675, very offensive. One user wrote:

"Well, at least we know what #HazMeg think about Scotland! How to insult the population of an entire town in one fell swoop!"



The insider who provided the information shared the royal couple's reasoning behind their decision to reject the Earldom for their firstborn, citing optics as the main factor they kept in mind.

The problem of royal titles stretches further than just the Duke of Sussex's children.

While considering the nicknames Archie may suffer under, the couple managed to offend the entire town of Dumbarton, west of Glasgow, with 20,000 residents up in arms about the couple's rejection of a name they are very proud of.



Confusion about the Sussexes' stance on titles for their children has risen over the last few months. During their sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan shared her concerns about Archie not having the prince title. She said:

"They didn't want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and (said) that he wasn't going to receive security."

She was worried about the lack of security it resulted in. Still, other insiders have shared that Prince Harry always wanted his children to go without royal titles and that it was never an issue that he raised before the interview with Winfrey.



The problem of royal titles stretches further than just the Duke of Sussex's children. The credits below Princess Diana's dress displayed at the exhibition at Kensington Palace pointed to a sensitive case when it comes to Prince Harry's title.

The original description said that the dress was lent to the exhibition by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and HRH the Duke of Sussex, but since Prince Harry left the royal family behind, he also left his HRH behind.

Although Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were allowed to keep their HRH titles after stepping back from their roles as senior working members of the royal family, they decided not to use them.

Hence, the description below the dress will change to only show the HRH in front of Prince William's title, and Prince Harry will only be referred to as the Duke of Sussex.