19th February, 2020
Queen Elizabeth and other senior royal officials have told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex they won’t be allowed to use the Sussex Royal label after quitting royal life.
Harry and Meghan built a website 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.
A royal source said the future use of the term by Harry and Meghan ‘needed to be reviewed’ and that discussions were ongoing, reported metro.co.uk
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.
It is likely that the Sussex Royal website will have to be given a new name ‘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.’
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.