Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?

Prince Harry is calling for the widely used term to be replaced

Meghan and Harry in black tie
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala on 10 November 2021 in New York City
(Image credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Prince Harry is on a “mission” to end the use of the portmanteau created to describe his decision with Meghan Markle to step back from royal duties, according to reports.

The Duke of Sussex has argued that the term “Megxit”, used regularly in the UK media, is sexist, “having been created by an online troll to put his wife at the centre of their departure from the working Royal Family”, said The Telegraph.

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