Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have a Back-Up Plan If Megxit Fails
It’s official, as of April 1, 2020 — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry will no longer be working members of the British royal family. This decision has come as a result of nearly two years of bullying and harassment aimed at the duchess from the U.K. public and press. Though the royal family has typically adopted a “stiff upper lip” policy to negativity and rumors — the Sussexes decided enough is enough.
The duo will be dropping the Sussex Royal brand and living their lives between North America and the U.K. Thus far, the prince and the duchess have spent the last couple of months on Vancouver Island in Canada where they have been enjoying their time as a family with their son, Archie Harrison.
Now — the pair are preparing to return to the U.K. for their final royal events. Still, Megxit might not be the final phase for the Sussexes. If it doesn’t work the duke and duchess have a back-up plan.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are dropping the Sussex Royal brand
Though they are seeking financial independence away from the royal family so that they can have a quiet and more peaceful life — the Sussexes are giving up their brand name.
After April 1, the duo will no longer be using Sussex Royal. “Given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal’, it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organization, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation,” the Sussexes’ spokeswoman said in a statement. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020.”
This puts a major wrench in the Sussexes’ plans considering they’ve spent a great deal of money filing to trademark the brand, building their website, and their Instagram page. The “royal” aspect of their brand was also worth billions of dollars. There are rumors that their brand and new charitable enitiy might be named —Sussex Global Charities.
Megxit could fail
Since Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s exit from the royal family is unprecedented — things might not work out the way the Sussexes or the royal family expect. In fact, all of this and a possible move to Los Angeles for the summer 2020 — might put more eyes on the couple.
“Harry and Meghan have thrown the dice, gambling that the initial flurry of attention will fade, allowing them to forge a high-profile path through the commercial and philanthropic worlds while also controlling how much information is released about their most private moments,” Canadian royal expert Patricia Treble revealed.
The British royal family will be reexamining the terms of Megxit in 12 months.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a back-up plan
In their latest Megxist statement, the Sussexes revealed, “It is agreed that the commencement of the revised role of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take effect Spring 2020 and undergo a 12-month review.” Apparently, if Megxit goes awry at some point n the next year, the Sussexes have a backup plan.
If their relationship with the royal family goes left or the transition is a hot mess express, they have something up their sleeves. “He and Meghan have a back-up plan in place,” a close friend of Prince Harry told Vanity Fair. “[He] went into this knowing that he could lose his title, but his freedom is more important than any of that.”