Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Continue to Use Their Royal Monogram After Leaving the Royal Family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry agreed to stop using their royal titles as part of their exit from the royal family, yet the two are still using their royal monogram in their letters. The move has puzzled royal watchers as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were supposed to drop all of their royal styles. Why are they continuing to use their monogram months after their exit became official?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exit agreement

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry announced their exit from the royal family at the beginning of the year. As part of their exit plan, the couple agreed to stop using their royal titles as they start new lives for themselves in Los Angeles.

Harry and Meghan did not lose their HRH styles, but they committed to stop using them because they are no longer representing the crown. When the deal was ironed out, Queen Elizabeth released a statement assuring fans that “Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.”

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Their exit went into effect at the end of March. At the time, Harry and Meghan shared a farewell note on their Instagram, Sussex Royal. The two have officially ended their Sussex Royal brand and will be launching a new foundation called Archewell.

While Harry and Meghan seemingly dropped their royal styles as promised, they didn’t drop their royal monogram in a recent letter they sent to a charitable organization named StreetGames. The move left royal watchers wondering why the two are seemingly going against their exit agreement.

Why are Harry and Meghan still using their royal monogram?

Turns out there is a good reason why Harry and Meghan have not dropped their monogram in their official correspondence. According to Hello Magazine, they are still using the logo because Harry is still the son of an heir to the throne, despite their exit from the monarchy.

Harry is currently sixth in line to the throne, following Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Harry will never lose his place in the line of succession, which is likely why he is still using the monogram.

It is important to note that the couple signed the letter using their first names only. The monogram was also created when they tied the knot in 2018. The royal family released a statement at the time, saying:

“A coronet has also been assigned to The Duchess of Sussex. It is the coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the heir apparent. It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.”

We should also point out that Harry and Meghan aren’t the only members of the royal family who continued to use their monograms after they left the monarchy. The late Princess Diana used her royal logo after she divorced Charles, and Sarah, Duchess of York, did the same.

New biography to shed light on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exit

Meghan and Harry’s exit shocked royal watchers around the world and left the royal family scrambling for answers. There are still plenty of questions regarding their surprise departure, and an upcoming biography promises to shed light on what really went down behind the scenes.

According to Yahoo, Lady Colin Campbell is releasing a biography this year titled Meghan and Harry: The Real Story. The book will document the couple’s “fall from popular grace” and explore some of the things Meghan plans on doing in the coming years.

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Campbell’s book is not the only upcoming biography about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand are also releasing a book titled Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family.

The biography will look closely at Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the royal family. The book features interviews with royal courtiers and inside sources who have “witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.” The book hits stores on August 11.

Harry and Meghan have not commented on the reports surrounding the use of their royal monogram.