Harry and Meghan Markle-The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have been told that they must drop their ‘Sussex Royal’ label after deciding to step down as working royals.
Over the last six months, Harry and Meghan have built a website that is based on the title which started from their Instagram page. They have also registered Sussex Royal as a trademark internationally on items including clothing, stationery, books, and teaching materials, the trademark name itself is still under dispute from an Australian Doctor.
However, the Queen and other senior officials have said they should no longer be using the term ‘royal’ their merchandising. A royal source said the future use of the term by Harry and Meghan ‘needed to be reviewed’ and that discussions were ongoing.
The source said: ‘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.
The Sussexes are living in Canada with their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor as they prepare to drop their HRH styles and quit the monarchy. Buckingham Palace said their new life away from royal duties would begin in the spring of this year.
Harry and Meghan first used the Sussex Royal name when they created their own household, following a split from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Kensington Palace. However, they may now have to re-name their website and start from scratch with their re-branding.