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The Queen has banned Harry and Meghan from using ‘Sussex Royal’

tatler: Following on from the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to step down as ‘senior’ royals and pursue financial independence, the couple looked set to embark on a number of new ventures.

As far back as June last year, the pair applied for two UK trademarks – for ‘Sussex Royal’ and the title of their new charitable venture, ‘Sussex Royal, the Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ – under which any forthcoming business and philanthropic projects were set to proceed.

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However, news has now broken that the Queen has apparently banned the couple from branding themselves as Sussex Royal if they are no longer to be working as part of the Royal Family. The Daily Mail reports that the decision comes after extensive negotiations between Harry and Meghan and the Royal Family as to how they will now present themselves in their independent careers.

Having already launched an elaborate website and amassed a significant Instagram following (of 11.2 million) under the Sussex Royal title, the news outlet states that the couple will no longer be permitted to make use of the title for their website, social media or charitable foundation.

The Duke and Duchess are believed to have spent as much as tens of thousands of pounds on their website, which was reportedly built with the help of an American PR firm. The pair also registered Sussex Royal as a global trademark that would have encompassed ventures and items including books, stationery and clothing.

The decision has reportedly come from the Queen, who, after consultation with senior officials, is thought to have concluded that it would not be appropriate for the couple to continue to use the word ‘royal’ in their branding. The Mail quoted a source as stating, ‘In many ways this is inevitable given their decision to step down, but it must surely come as a blow to the couple as they have invested everything into the Sussex Royal brand. The Queen would have had little choice, however.

‘The Sussexes’ original plan – of being half-in, half-out working royals – was never going to work. Obviously, as the Queen has made clear, they are still much-loved members of her family.’

The Queen’s alleged intervention implies that the monarch is seeking to lay down some boundaries regarding how Meghan and Harry will be permitted to go about their new life if they are no longer to operate as working members of the Royal Family.

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Buckingham Palace has yet to officially comment, but The Times quoted a royal source as saying, ‘As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family and will work towards financial independence, use of the word ‘royal’ in this context needed to be reviewed. Discussions are still ongoing.’

The decision could come as quite the setback to Harry and Meghan, who have already put their new careers in motion with the branding in place. The Duke recently spoke at JP Morgan’s Alternative Investment Summit in Miami, and the couple are believed to have discussed their charitable foundation with professors at Stanford University in California last week.

The pair now find themselves in quite the predicament, forced to come up with a new brand name for any upcoming ventures.

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Source: Published by tatler

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Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
2 months ago

Well am not sure they cared too much about it.they want to live like normal people n enjoy life

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
1 month ago

The decision was made by both of them to leave the Royal house .so they don even need it at all

Pius
Pius
1 month ago

The have to endure this

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
1 month ago

It’s their choice

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
1 month ago

I like the two couple for their simplicity. They just want to live a simple and quiet life style away from the royal home and its drama’s

Ohia Eberechi Anita
Ohia Eberechi Anita
1 month ago

Harry and Megan will be fine.
Choosing to live life on your terms is no mean feat.

Zainab kolawole
Zainab kolawole
1 month ago

It’s their choice so they will definetely survive it

Peace okocha
Peace okocha
29 days ago

The queen should let this kids be, they have their lives to fashion for what they want. anyway I doubt if they care.

Abiodun Okikijesu
Abiodun Okikijesu
26 days ago

My life is quite different from our life, the queen should understand that.

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
24 days ago

They will still survive know matter what happens

Christopher Omonade
Christopher Omonade
23 days ago

Theyve been trying to live a simple live since

Praise Akpum
Praise Akpum
23 days ago

They know what is best for them . They will surely overcome it

Steve mill
Steve mill
21 days ago

Well am not sure they care about it

Anthony
Anthony
21 days ago

They have to take it the way they see it.

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
20 days ago

They both follow their Church minds.

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
20 days ago

They Wana be free.

Stephen Agbaje
Stephen Agbaje
17 days ago

Nice development from the queen.

udeme umoh
udeme umoh
17 days ago

Hmmmmm

Joseph Odeigua
Joseph Odeigua
16 days ago

They should come up with a new brand name and they will do just fine..

Abidoye yemisi
Abidoye yemisi
14 days ago

Well the decision is best known to the Queen but they will still wax through it

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
10 days ago

They DNT care

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
10 days ago

Cute family

Amiwero Davidson
Amiwero Davidson
10 days ago

Well cool

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
8 days ago

That’s a good decision

Owojuyigbe Folakemi
Owojuyigbe Folakemi
6 days ago

Lovely couple

Uka, Adaeze Imaga
Uka, Adaeze Imaga
1 day ago

hmmm….

Ogbeche peter
Ogbeche peter
1 day ago

Good step

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
13 hours ago

They want to b free