• Twitter users praised Queen Elizabeth for banning Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from using the Sussex Royal brand
  • Queen Elizabeth asked Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to get rid of their office at Buckingham Palace 
  • A retail expert found it ironic that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle still use the Sussex Royal brand after their exit 

Twitter users praised Queen Elizabeth II for banning Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from using the Sussex Royal brand.

According to a recent report, the monarch has decided to not allow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to use the label “Sussex Royal” after they decided to step down from their royal duties. Many were convinced that it was just right because by keeping the label, it would appear that they are monetizing the monarchy.

“I’m sure Harry didn’t expect the hard line the Queen drew in the sand. You’ve been outplayed Markle!” one commented.

“I find myself admiring the British monarchy when it stands its ground. The attempt to monetize your royalty while being disloyal to the royal family—is just grotesque,” Yoram Hazony, author of “The Virtue of Nationalism,” wrote on Twitter.

“I respect the queen for being so savage has [sic] she ages,” @Chesschick01 added.

“God save the Queen indeed. Meghan Markle (an American citizen) thinking she can Trademark the BRITISH MONARCHY beggar’s belief. At 93, Elizabeth has proven she is indeed wise as patient. She has more common sense than Hasty Headless Chicken Henpecked Harry #MyQueen,” @TheRealAJGreen opined.

“Queen BANS Harry & Meghan from using 'Sussex Royal' brand that cost them thousands of pounds to create because 'they simply cannot market themselves as Royals' AMAZING NEWS!!!!! get them off the payroll! Nice one your Majesty! In your face Markle!” @infodbondcomec1 wrote.

Andy Barr, a retail expert, said that Prince Harry and Markle will be earning more than the working royals now that they are on their own. However, he found it ironic that they were using a brand from the royal family when they were trying to escape from its clutches.

In related news, aside from banning the use of the Sussex Royal brand, the Queen reportedly ordered Prince Harry and Markle to remove their office at Buckingham Palace. Initially, the couple wanted to keep an active role in the monarchy and split their time between the U.K. and the U.S., but it was reported that they would no longer be carrying any royal engagements and starting April 1, they will only be represented through their foundation team in the U.K.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London.  Getty Images/John Stillwell