Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will have to give up their Sussex Royal brand name after retiring from their royal duties in the spring. Due to the “specific rules of the British government” for the use of the word “Royal”, it had also been agreed that the couple’s new foundation would not be named “Sussex Royal Foundation”, the spokeswoman for Harry and Meghan said on Friday.
Harry and Meghan founded the Sussex Royal brand last year after separating their household from that of Harry’s older brother Prince William and his wife Kate. They use the name for their Instagram account and have already registered it as a brand name for various products.
No more office in Buckingham Palace
The couple had announced on Wednesday that they would officially withdraw from their royal duties on March 31 and would no longer be able to attend official appointments on April 1 on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II. From this point on, you will no longer have an office in Buckingham Palace. They will also be officially represented by their foundation in the future.
Harry and Meghan had surprisingly announced at the beginning of the year – and apparently without consulting the Queen beforehand – that they would retire on the grounds that they wanted to be financially independent. Thereupon feverish deliberations began in the royal house, at the end of which Buckingham Palace announced that Harry and Meghan were no longer entitled “Royal Highness” and that no more public funds would be received.
Since retiring from the first row of royals, the couple have mainly lived in a luxury villa on the Canadian west coast with their son Archie.