Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are enjoying their final days away from the spotlight. For the past several weeks, the Sussexes have been enjoying some much-deserved family time on Vancouver Island in Canada.
Though the duke and duchess have tried to approach royal life by adding their own flair of modernity, their strategy has been met with mixed reviews. Meghan, in particular, appears to be well-liked outside of the U.K. However, many members of the British press and public have been relentless when it comes to criticizing the former actress.
Now, after taking some time away to rethink her approach and spend quality time with the duke and their infant son, Archie Harrison, Meghan has a new project in the works for 2020.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had to rethink their royal strategy
After being criticized for everything from their use of a private jet to Meghan’s outspokenness, the bullying that the Sussexes have endured has been constant.
Things have taken such a toll on Meghan and Prince Harry’s mental health that in their ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, they hinted they would walk away from it all if things didn’t improve. Thankfully, the royal couple isn’t willing to throw in the towel just yet.
“I have been watching the Royal Family for a long time now and Harry and Meghan have a very tactile connection with the public,” royal commentator Juliet Rieden told Nine News Australia. “That warmth is something that really benefits the Royal Family, Harry and Meghan just have to find a way to make it work for them. It’s just like with anyone in a new job — you have to find a way to do your best but also make your skills shine.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just trademarked Sussex Royal
As a part of letting their skills shine, the duke and duchess are about to expand their band. They’ve recently trademarked “Sussex Royal.” Though the duo submitted their application in June 2019, the details have only recently been made public.
The trademark includes printed materials, such as magazines and booklets. It also includes merchandise, such as clothing, as well as education, social care services, and charitable fundraising.
Meghan Markle might start a Sussex Royal magazine
Rumors are swirling that the trademark is just the beginning of the global Sussex Royal brand. Express is reporting that Meghan could be launching a magazine of some kind.
When the Sussexes split from the Cambridges to launch their own charity, their spokesperson issued a statement, saying, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will establish their own new charitable foundation with transitional operating support from The Royal Foundation.” A magazine or newspaper of some kind (even a digital one) could bring people from all walks of life together.
“It has already been suggested that they are going to have a US base for their foundation — that makes total sense because of their links with celebrities such as George Clooney and Serena Williams — who could provide huge benefits for charity,” royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.
With her September 2019 guest edit of British Vogue and her now-shuttered blog, The Tig, it’s clear Meghan has an eye for editorial work.