The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to have refused the title of ‘Earl of Dumbarton’ for Archie because they were concerned about possible harassment because it contains the word ‘idiot’.
Harry and Meghan were given the titles Earl and Countess of Dumbarton on their wedding day, meaning their son could inherit it.
Dumbarton Football bosses have now taken to Twitter and posted a photo of five characters dressed as clowns and dunces with “We won’t be stupid” written on a blackboard behind, reports the Daily Record.
Posting the image, the club wrote: “No offense was taken @RoyalFamily. “
The Sussexes’ alleged comments sparked anger across the region, with some Dumbarton residents even claiming the royal couple would be ‘unwelcome’ in the city.
One account tweeted: “Check with the Brits over here. Isn’t it a little offensive to say “we won’t let our child take Dumbarton’s name because it’s a bad name”? I mean, this is the people’s house, right?
“I would look aside a celebrity if they didn’t want to be associated with Idaho because there is ‘ho’ in it. “
Another added: “Very insulting especially for Scotland and Dumbarton Square. “
A third read: “It shows if it’s true what a pathetic little couple they are.” Not welcome in Dumbarton. “
Labor MP for Dumbarton Jackie Baillie retaliated by saying: ‘There is no greater honor than to be named after the city. “
After sharing a hilarious meme with her own photo and the tagline ‘My Then’, Scottish Labor deputy chief Jackie told the Lennox Herald how passionate they should be about the city and the title.
She said: “I am very proud to be the Dumbarton MSP. It’s my house.
“Dumbarton is a wonderful place and the people of Dumbarton have always prided themselves on being open and tolerant.
“We welcome with open arms anyone who wishes to be associated with or call Dumbarton their home.
“If the Harry and Meghan rumors are true then I would encourage them to reconsider their decision as I believe there is no greater honor than being named after the city. “
Graham Smith, CEO of Republic, who campaigns for an elected head of state, said: “My personal opinion is that they shouldn’t hang on to all of their titles if they don’t want to get the job done.
“They can’t have it both ways – keep the advantages but not want to stay and get the job done.
“If I lived in Dumbarton I would be quite upset if they took the title but didn’t support the community they claim to represent. “