The Duke and Duchess of Sussex should be replaced - who would you nominate?

The local newspapers which cover Sussex today called for a new Duke and Duchess to replace Meghan and Harry as the figureheads for the county.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:45 am
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visit  Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-190321-170706003
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visit Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven. SUS-190321-170706003

They are asking readers to nominate a replacement couple who are ‘worthy of the title’.

The call came as controversy grew over the Duke and Duchess’s interview being broadcast tonight - which followed their decision to give up official Royal duties and relocate to the US.

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Editor in Chief Gary Shipton said West and East Sussex should be represented by selfless county servants who are prepared to give up their time to encourage and inspire the many great groups and individuals who operate and live here.

“There was massive support for Meghan and Harry when they were first named as Duke and Duchess but they only managed one official visit - causing widespread disappointment to so many who wanted to welcome them.

“Today we are asking readers who they would want to see representing the county in this role if the decision rested with them. The names do not have to be drawn from the aristocracy - but anyone who makes a huge commitment to local people.”

Send your nominations for the alternative Duke and Duchess of Sussex to [email protected]

The Sussex newspapers include the Chichester Observer, West Sussex Gazette, Hastings Observer, Eastbourne Herald, Mid Sussex Times, Crawley Observer, Worthing Herald, Littlehampton Gazette, County Times, Sussex Express and Brighton and Hove Independent.