Prince Harry has disclosed that he now wants to be simply addressed as “Harry”, weeks after he and his wife, Meghan Markle announced that they will be taking a step back from their positions as senior members of the royal family.
Ayesha Hazarika who hosted Harry’s sustainable travel initiative, Travalyst in Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday February 26, made the announcement while introducing the father of one on stage.
“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 British royalty who walked up to the stage afterwards, hugged Ayesha before reading from prepared remarks about his travel initiative. This is the first of several appearances for Harry in the days to come.
It’s unclear if Meghan is back in the UK at this point, but she also has a schedule of public engagements in early March, including the Commonwealth Day Service, where the Sussexes will publicly reunite with the Cambridges.
Prince Harry is however permitted to use his royal titles ‘Sir or His Royal Highness’ till March 31, when he and Meghan will officially step back from the royal family.
It is also expected that Harry and Meghan will give up the use of the brand name Sussex Royal “given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal.’”