Prince Harry And Meghan To Stop Using 'Sussex Royal' Branding

Carla Harmon
February 22, 2020

Their website is named and they applied to trademark the phrases Sussex Royal and Sussex Royal Foundation for use on books, stationery, clothing such as pyjamas and socks, charity campaigns and the provision of training, sport and social care.

Harry and Meghan first began using the Sussex Royal branding this time past year, after they split their household from that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - known as Kensington Royal. They will remain members of the royal family, but won't be allowed certain privileges-like the name "Sussex Royal", it seems.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use "SussexRoyal" in any territory post Spring 2020".

It has been over a month since the the couple revealed they would be stepping back from their senior royal roles and into financial independence.

The couple will also not use the royal title for their new non-profit organisation, due to be announced in the coming months.

Meghan and Harry had spent thousands of pounds trademarking the name and also launching their new Sussex Royal website. The couple had spent months building their new careers around the brand and there had been expectations they envisioned using it as a charitable vehicle, much like former USA president Barack Obama.

At the same time, it emerged that couple had applied for a United Kingdom trademark for the term "Sussex Royal", covering hundreds of items under the categories of printed matter, clothing, campaigning, charitable fundraising, education and social care services. The couple now post regular updates to their 11.2million followers on the social media platform and an expert has predicted they could earn a significant amount of money from sponsored posts.

The Duke and Duchess' last official appearance as working members of the monarchy is set to be at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on 9 March.

The event is normally attended by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and is a major engagement in the Queen's calendar.

It is believed Harry and Meghan will still use the term "Sussex" for their branding, meaning their foundation could be simply titled The Sussex Foundation.

"Therefore the trademark applications that were filed as protective measures, acting on advice from and following the same model for The Royal Foundation, have been removed".

While it's not clear what the Duke and Duchess will call their new venture, officials said they are "focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organisation".

An insider told People that they traded royal life for yoga and nature walks.

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