Queen BANS Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from using lucrative ‘Sussex Royal’ brand that they hoped to use to build new lives because ‘they simply cannot sell themselves as Royals’.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent tens of thousands of pounds on a new Sussex Royal website and their hugely popular Instagram feed.
Couple sought to register Sussex Royal as global trademark for a range of items and activities, including clothing, stationery, books and social-care services.
Also looked to set up a new charitable organisation – Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
But the Queen and senior officials are believed to have agreed it is no longer tenable for Harry and Meghan to keep the word ‘royal’ in their ‘branding’.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex must drop their ‘Sussex Royal’ label after deciding to step down as working royals.
Following lengthy and complex talks, the Queen and senior officials are believed to have agreed it is no longer tenable for the couple to keep the word ‘royal’ in their ‘branding’.