British author Nile Gardiner claimed that an award to be given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is an "insult" to the monarchy, and so he urged King Charles III to remove their royal titles.

The foreign policy analyst and former aide to ex-U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher spoke out after it emerged that the couple will receive a human rights award for standing up to "structural racism" in the Royal Family, Mirror reported. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be given the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award for challenging The Firm's "power structure."

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights association will award the Ripple of Hope gong to the couple on Dec. 6, reported Express.

Kerry Kennedy, former U.S. President John F Kennedy's niece, will host the ceremony. She said that the couple took a brave stance against the royals. They did so knowing that they would be ostracized as a result.

Gardiner described the award as "a disgraceful attack" on the British monarchy. He said that it is a "ridiculous award for Meghan and Harry, and a disgraceful attack on the British Monarchy." He added that the couple would receive "human rights award for 'heroic stand' against royal 'racism'."

Kerry said that they went to the oldest institution in the U.K. history and told them what they were doing wrong, that they "couldn't have structural racism within the institution; that they could not maintain a misunderstanding about mental health." She noted that few would have the courage to question their family, colleagues, and community about the "power structure they maintained," and this is what the Sussexes have done.

During an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry and Meghan had said that they experienced racism within the Royal Family. They alleged that a senior royal made a racist comment about the skin color of their son Archie, who wasn't born at the time.

Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan could be stripped of their royal titles if a new private members' bill achieves success in Parliament, according to Express. The proposed bill would enable Harry's father to remove titles within the Royal Family at his own discretion. It could also be done following a formal recommendation from the U.K. government.

This comes after Charles requested an amendment to the Regency Act so that Princess Anne and Prince Edward could be installed as Counsellors of State. As per the current guidelines, Harry and Prince Andrew have remained Counsellors of State even though the two have not been involved with official royal duties for some time.

Rachel Maskell, the Member of Parliament for York, has presented a proposal for a Removal of Titles Bill. It is set to enter a second reading in the House of Commons on Dec. 9.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex
A royal biographer claims that Queen Consort Camilla is attempting to keep the door "open" for Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle's return as working royals for the monarchy. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images.

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