London – Prince Harry (35) and Duchess Meghan (38) may no longer use their brand name “Sussex Royal” from spring onwards. They will also no longer be allowed to call their new charity the Sussex Royal Foundation, a spokesman for the couple announced in London on Friday evening.
British media accused the Queen’s grandson and his wife over the weekend of communicating on the subject in an inappropriate tone.
The couple had announced in January that they would partially withdraw from their royal duties, live mainly in Canada with their nine-month-old son Archie and become financially independent. Later, the couple agreed to a clear break with the royal family. According to this, they renounce the title “Royal Highness” and no longer perform official duties for the royals.
The brand name could have been beneficial to them in terms of new sources of income. The couple has already spent a lot of money to secure the designation “Sussex Royal” for their products, as Royal expert and author Robert Hardman told the BBC on Saturday.
A statement by Harry and Meghan on the subject was felt by some British media between the lines to be inappropriate in its tone towards Queen Elizabeth II (93). For example, the two had stressed that the rule with the royal family on the word “Royal” only applies in Great Britain, but that they will follow it worldwide.
Harry and Meghan are expected in Great Britain on a number of official dates in the coming months. The couple had indicated that they would like to maintain their patronage and continue to campaign in fields such as the Invictus Games for the war-disabled or for equal rights for women.