Queen Elizabeth May Ban Meghan Markle and Prince Harry From Using Sussex Royal
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are still trying to figure out what’s next for them following their resignation from the British royal family as working senior royals. Though they haven’t spoken out much since Megxit, from what we’ve learned through sources and their glowing Valentine’s Day photo, they seem absolutely thrilled with their new lives.
Thus far, the Sussexes have remained in North America following Megxit. The couple has been staying on Vancouver Island in Canada with their infant on Archie Harrison — enjoying some much-deserved privacy and family time. However, they’ve made a couple of trips to the United States where they began to plot seeds for their business and charity.
Unfortunately, the Sussexes’ business plan may have hit a major snag, and it looks like they may have to go back to the drawing board to figure some things out.
2020 will be a defining year for Megan Markle and Prince Harry
No one is quite sure if Megxit will work, allowing the Sussexes to have the independent financial and private life that they desperately desire. In fact, Buckingham Palace already has a plan in place if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decide to return to the royal fold.
“They are making contingency plans in case the Sussexes suddenly turn round and say: ‘Can we come back under your wing?’”an insider told The Sunday Times. “You could bring them back to Frogmore to look after them. They wouldn’t return to royal duties, but they could have a period of rehabilitation and recuperation.”
However, the Sussexes are determined to press forward and take their time. especially when it comes to building their charity and becoming financially independent. “These plans take a lot of time, and staff are putting in the legwork to prepare it properly and make sure it delivers on the expectations and the couple’s ambitions,” the alleged insider told People. “It’s full throttle for them right now. They have a lot happening in 2020, and it will be really exciting to see.”
The Sussex Royal trademark has already run into some major snags
One of the things that the Sussexes have been counting on is trademarking their Sussex Royal brand. The name alone is worth a ton of money and could be the umbrella to house all of the various entities under the Sussexes’ brand.
The Sussexes’ trademark application was submitted in June 2019 and covers printed materials — like magazines and booklets — as well as clothing items, education, social care services, and charitable fundraising.
Unfortunately, it’s already been blocked. An Australian doctor recently filed a complaint against the trademark. “Filing a notice of threatened opposition is relatively easy and can be done online for free,” Lee Curtis, a chartered trademark attorney told Express. “The filing of a formal notice of opposition is much more involved.” We’re sure the couple’s lawyers are working overtime to sort this out.
Queen Elizabeth may ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from using “Sussex Royal”
Though they had initially hoped to stay onboard as part-time working royals — Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles vetoed the Sussexes’ radical new roles. Now, it appears that the queen might be taking away the “royal” part of the Sussex Royal brand.
“As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are stepping back as senior members of the royal family and will work towards financial independence, use of the word ‘royal’, in this context needed to be reviewed,” a royal source told People. “Discussions are still ongoing….As part of the process to transition the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into their new chapter, planning has been well underway around the launch of their new nonprofit organization. Details will be shared in due course.”
This would be a major blow for the Sussexes since it’s vital for them to keep the “royal” aspect of their branding — experts say that it could be worth billions.