KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have abandoned their plans to 'Sussex Royal' brand after they step back from royal duties
  • Queen Elizabeth, allegedly, stopped the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from making money using their titles
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry no longer have access to government funds starting April 1

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry remain to be two of the most talked-about members of the royal family even after their bombshell exit in January. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to ditch the royal life for good to focus more on raising their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and become financially independent. Months before their controversial step-down, there have been reports saying that Meghan and Harry are feuding with Kate Middleton and Prince William.

Recently, Express.co.uk reported that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have, already, withdraw their trademark applications for Sussex Royal. “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,” Meghan and Prince Harry’s spokeswoman said.

The publication claimed that Queen Elizabeth blocked the royal couple from capitalizing off their titles. In other words, the pair will not be allowed to use the name in any territory after Mar. 31, 2020, which is their official exit date. Royal officials have, also, confirmed that Meghan and Prince Harry will stop using government funds and their “Her/His Royal Highness” titles starting April 1.

Though it remains to be seen if Queen Elizabeth would allow the pair to use the word “royal” in the future, it has been confirmed that Prince Harry would still be able to keep his military ranks – major, lieutenant-commander and squadron leader. Moreover, he will still be involved in the annual Invictus Games. However, Meghan Markle’s husband will have to give up his honorary positions, which include being the Royal Marines head.

At the moment, the Sussex couple is said to be working on a new organization, which they eye to launch before 2020 ends. “In addition to continuing to work closely with their existing patronages as they build a plan for engagements in the U.K. and the Commonwealth throughout the year, The Duke and Duchess have also been undertaking meetings as part of their ongoing work to establish a new non-profit organization,” a spokesperson for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared, per Pop Sugar. “The details of this new organization will be shared later in the year,” it went on.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are bowing out entirely from representing the monarchy. AFP/Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS
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