Meghan Markle has reportedly told friends there is nothing ‘legally stopping’ her and Prince Harry from using their Sussex Royal branding despite a ban from the Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex risk being forced into an embarrassing climbdown after spending tens of thousands of pounds on their Sussex Royal website and trademarks. Following lengthy Buckingham Palace talks, the Queen and senior officials have ruled the couple cannot use the word ‘Royal’ in their new roles as they step back from royal duties to start a new life in Canada.
But according to pals, Meghan believes there is no legal comeback for the Queen if they continue to use the brand after quitting on March 31. A source told the Daily Mail: “(The brand) shouldn’t even be an issue in the first place and it’s not like they want to be in the business of selling T-shirts and pencils.
“Meghan said she’s done with the drama and has no room in her life for naysayers, and the same goes for Harry. Meghan said the global projects they are working on speak for themselves and they chose that name to protect the royal name, not profit off of it. She said regardless of the name, Harry and Archie have royal blood and no-one can take that away. And that as a family, they will always be considered royalty.” The Queen has made clear she does not accept working Royals profiting from their royal position. During Megxit talks Buckingham Palace officials had made it clear the use of the word “royal” would have to be evaluated.
It comes after Harry and Meghan axed their 15 UK staff, in their surest sign they will never return to Britain to live. The couple are living in an £8m mansion on Vancouver Island after leaving Britain and will officially stand down as working royals after completing a series of official engagements next month. The couple have already been booted out of their Buckingham Palace office and Harry must ditch his honorary military positions for at least 12 months.
They have been allowed to keep their HRH titles but have been forced to accept that they will not use them publicly as they tout for business around the globe. The Sussexes have already agreed to repay the £2.4million of taxpayers’ money used to refurbish their Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor and are expected to pay a commercial rent for it of about £30,000 a month.Photo Credit: Getty