- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been denied use of royal branding
- The Duke and Duchess can no longer use 'Sussex Royal' starting from March 31 when they officially resign from royal duties
- An official statement on their website suggests the royal couple are not happy about it
It appears the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and the Buckingham Palace has become even more tensed following a recent decision by the monarchy's to stop the royal couple from using royal branding.
Recall the Duke and Duchess left jaws hanging following their decision to resign from their royal duties in chase of a financially independent life.
Well, a statement on their official website suggests the couple is not happy with the monarchy's decision to stop them from using royal branding.“There is not any jurisdiction by the monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word ‘royal’ overseas,” it reads.
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The couple who go by the Instagram name, SussexRoyal, also have a website using the same name; a website which they set after their announcement to resign was made. Both might be needing rebranding soon as they can no longer use the brand name.
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A spokeswoman for the Sussexes said: “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 Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post-spring 2020.”
Meghan and Harry's lives as working royals will end on March 31, 2020, when they stop representing the Queen and become financially independent.
The couple in another statement on their website expressed their anger on how they were being treated compared to other royals.
“While there is not any jurisdiction by the monarchy or cabinet office over the use of thn Friday night their website was updated to provide further details of the new agreement.e word ‘royal’ overseas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ or any iteration of the word ‘royal’ in any territory (either within the UK or otherwise) when the transition occurs spring 2020."
Their failure to perform royal duties while still being able to carry out outside work is believed to also be a source of regret.
They wrote: “While there is precedent for other titled members of the royal family to seek employment outside of the institution, for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a 12-month review period has been put in place.”
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Meanwhile, the couple reportedly earned $1m (N363,000,000) for their appearance at a JP Morgan event in Florida, United States.
According to the report, the former actress and the prince attended the JP Morgan-sponsored alternative investment summit held in Florida on Thursday, February 6.
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