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Queen’s Ban: Meghan and Harry are not Able to Register the Sussex Royal Name

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19 Feb 2020

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their decision to step back as senior royals, obtain financial independence and leave the UK in January. However, the couple hoped to keep the name and registered Sussex Royal as a global trademark, under which they planned to launch a new business empire. Harry and Meghan also planned to set up a new Sussex Royal charitable foundation, to be launched with the support of Buckingham Palace this year.

But after what have been called “lengthy and complex” discussions, the Queen and senior courtiers “are believed to have agreed it is no longer tenable for the couple to keep the word ‘royal’ in their ‘branding,” according to the Daily Mail. So, the couple will have to seriously think about rebranding. In particular, this rule applies to their charity organizations Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Sussexroyal ******* page with 11.2 million followers.

Experts suggested that the use of this trademark could bring the couple a significant part of the profit, and it’s a stunning setback for Harry and Meghan, who will need to rebadge, and face re-registering everything under a new name. According to sources, the couple is saddened by this decision, «however, it is understood the couple have accepted that». Harry and Meghan have already spent “tens of thousands” on their six-week old Sussex Royal website. Now, they will have to completely change the concept.


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