According to TMZ, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been ordered by the Queen to drop the word “royal” from their online branding “Sussex Royal”.
This decision was reached by the Queen because it seems inappropriate for Meghan and Harry since they’ve decided to leave their royal duties.
As of Tuesday, their Instagram account and personal website still bear the “Sussex Royal” title. It’s unclear if the Queen gave then a hard deadline, but it’s a sign she’s taking a hard line with royal defectors.
Harry and Meghan have spent tens of thousands of pounds on a new Sussex Royal website to complement their hugely popular Instagram feed.
They have also sought to register Sussex Royal as a global trademark for a range of items and activities, including clothing, stationery, books and teaching materials.
In addition, they have taken steps to set up a new charitable organisation: Sussex Royal, The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The development is believed to represent a major blow to the Sussexes, who now face starting again and re-registering everything from their website to their charity under a new label.