Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Banned From Using 'Sussex Royal'


Prince Harry and Megan Markle will need to rebrand.

They duo will no longer be allowed to use the “Sussex Royal” name in any capacity “post Spring 2020,” a spokesperson for the couple told NBC News.

"While The Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organisation, given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal’, it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organisation, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation," the statement read.

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

Based on the shocking news, it appears Harry and Meghan will also be updating the name of their website and Instagram account as both currently use the Sussex Royal handle.

The official announcement comes just days after it was revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will step down from their royal duties on March 31st.

While neither Meghan nor Harry will be able to use Sussex Royal or other HRH titles, they can continue to be known as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They will also keep their lesser-known titles of The Earl and Countess of Dumbarton and The Baron and Baroness Kilkeel.

In addition, Harry will retain the military ranks of major, lieutenant commander and squadron leader and maintain being sixth in line for the throne, behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

As part of the transition, the couple have closed their office within Buckingham Palace and had to lay off around 15 employees.

Before they walk away from their duties to the Queen, both still have a few more official engagements to attend to in Great Britain.

In perhaps their last appearance as senior members of the royal family, Harry and Meghan will join Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9th.

Since making their bombshell announcement detailing their plans to step down from their royal duties, the couple have been trying to keep a low profile in Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

"Sussex Royal," RIP.

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