Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Continue to Defy Queen Elizabeth With Sussex Royal Months After Megxit

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were supposed to stop using their royal titles as part of their exit from the royal family. This includes dropping their main brand, Sussex Royal, which they launched in 2019. But instead of sticking to their original agreement, Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, continue to defy Queen Elizabeth by using their Sussex Royal website.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry agree to stop using their royal titles

Meghan and Harry are basically in a one-year trial following their decision to stop being active members of the monarchy. After announcing their shocking exit in January, the two negotiated the terms of their departure with Queen Elizabeth.

As part of their agreement, Meghan and Harry will spend part of their time in North America while becoming financially independent from the crown. We still do not know what the couple plans on doing to earn a living, but they certainly have a few options at their disposal.

They also agreed to stop using their royal titles, which meant ditching their main brand, Sussex Royal.

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Over the past year, Meghan and Harry have built an impressive following around Sussex Royal, attracting over 11 million followers on Instagram. They also used the name for their charitable foundation and seemingly had plans to expand their brand even further by applying for a trademark.

Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex bid farewell to their Instagram followers at the end of March, they have not stopped using their Sussex Royal website, a move that many royal watchers feel is in direct violation of their agreement.

Meghan and Harry continue to use Sussex Royal

Despite Queen Elizabeth’s orders, Sussex Royal is still an active website. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have used the website to outline how they plan on proceeding now that they are no longer members of the royal family.

“As The Duke and Duchess will no longer be considered full-time working Members of The Royal Family, it was agreed that use of the word ‘Royal’ would need to be reviewed as it pertains to organizations associated with them in this new regard,” their website reads.

The couple went on to say that they plan on launching a new foundation that does not include the word “royal.” They also withdrew the trademark application they filed last year for Sussex Royal.

Meghan and Harry then noted that the monarchy does not have the right to restrict their use of the word “royal” because that is out of their “jurisdiction.” Regardless, they do not plan on using anything that contains the word “royal” out of respect to Queen Elizabeth’s wishes.

A few weeks ago, Harry and Meghan confirmed that their new foundation is called Archewell. The two originally planned to get the foundation up and running this spring but the coronavirus pandemic has delayed their plans.

The royals have not commented on Harry and Meghan’s continued use of their Sussex Royal website. Experts believe that the two will likely take down the website in June.

Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry having trouble adjusting to Los Angeles?

While Meghan and Harry continue to defy Queen Elizabeth, they are apparently having issues in their new home in LA. Over the past few weeks, Meghan and Harry have consistently called the LAPD because people keep flying drones over their property.

Members of the paparazzi are likely the ones controlling the drones in a bid to snap a photo of Meghan and Harry. But given their level of celebrity and the fact that Meghan has received threats in the past, sources told The Daily Beast that the Sussexes are taking the invasion of their privacy as a serious threat.

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“They see these drones coming in at them, and they guess that they are being operated by photographers, but they can’t just assume that. Meghan received racist death threats at the time of her wedding, so the terror threat is very real for them,” a source shared.

The insider added that Harry and Meghan will be hiring their own security team to deal with the drones. It is unclear how the two plan on paying for their security, though reports indicate that Prince Charles is helping fit the bill.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly living in Tyler Perry’s mansion in LA while they look to buy a home in the area.