The Royal Ontario Museum, in Canada, has confirmed that the Duke of Sussex will retain his lifetime membership and continue activity with the trust. The ROM is listed among Meghan Markle’s husband Harry’s 17 Royal Family patronages. However, since the split concerns have risen surrounding how and what titles he will keep.
As part of his resignation from royal life, the Queen confirmed the Sussexes would no longer use their official titles.
He will also lose official military titles.
However, the announcement did confirm that the couple would “maintain their private patronages and associations”.
But a spokeswoman for the museum said they would not be stripping Harry of his title.
Sally Tindal said: “The Duke of Sussex’ status as an Honorary Life Member of the ROM is not affected by recent announcements.”
According to the Globe and Mail, Harry first visited the museum in 1991.
It comes as it was revealed he will no longer be able to wear his military uniform at official engagements now that he has decided to quit the Royal Family.
His decision to step back from his position as a senior Royal, means that Harry will be giving up all his various military roles and titles.
These include his positions as Captain General of the Royal Marines, as well as Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington and honorary Commodore-in-Chief of The Royal Navy’s Small Ships and Diving Operations.
As a retired serviceman, Harry will be able to wear his military medals, but will not be allowed to don his military uniform at public events such as Trooping the Colour and Remembrance Sunday at the cenotaph.
Lord West of Spithead, the former First Sea Lord, told The Telegraph: “The next time he [the Duke of Sussex] is at a military event he should be in civilian clothes because he is no longer involved with any military units.
“It is very unfortunate. It is very sad to be losing him from the military.”
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The Prince served nine years as an officer in the British Army, having received his commission in 2006 and was known as “Captain Wales”.
During that time he carried out two tours of duty in Afghanistan and received an Operational Service medal.
The Royal Marines have been caught off guard by Harry’s departure and are now concerned as to who will step in to replace him as Captain General of the Royal Marines.
The Prince inherited the role from his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh, when the latter retired from public duty.
Lord West said: “A number of people in the Royal Marines had expressed concerns that they didn’t want a part-timer carrying out such an important role.
“It will be interesting to see who the next captain general will be.”