Harry and Meghan may not be able to use Sussex Royal brand

Lawrence Kim
February 19, 2020

The loved-up couple - who recently made a decision to step down as senior members of the royal family - have already spent tens of thousands of pounds on a new Sussex Royal website to supplement their Instagram page, but following lengthy talks, the Queen has decided the Duke and Duchess can't retain the word "royal" in their brand.

The British royal family is in discussions with Prince Harry and Meghan over the use of the word "royal" in their branding after the couple abruptly gave up royal duties to start a new life in Canada.

"They were never going to be able to Sussex Royal as non-working royals", Victoria Arbiter, 9Honey's royal columnist, explains.

The news comes after Harry and Meghan's bombshell decision to step down as senior members of the royal family in January.

For Harry, this also meant losing all his military accolades and honours - stepping back from all royal duties, also meant stepping back from any and all official military appointments.

Prince Harry and Meghan's staff members who have lost their jobs will struggle to find other palace roles, one source says.

If this is the case, it's likely that Prince Harry will also make an appearance at the Mountbatten Festival of Music, featuring the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, at the Royal Albert Hall on 6 and 7 March.

Per the Daily Mail, the pair has reportedly spent "tens of thousands of pounds" developing the branding for their new website.

Meanwhile, the royal couple recently axed 15 members of their United Kingdom staff.

"As part of the process to transition the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into their new chapter, planning has been well underway around the launch of their new non profit organisation".

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not coming back to the United Kingdom. However, the couple said that they wanted to keep an active role and will be working to be financially independent. According to reports, the Sussex branding might be a distant memory associated with the couple, as the issue is "still being worked through" among officials within Buckingham Palace.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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