- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped away from royal duties due to privacy concerns. Or so they claimed.
- Harry’s $ 1 million JPMorgan speech signaled the “coming out” party for Meghan and Harry’s new brand.
- Their plans have been disrupted by the Queen ordering them to stop using the Sussex Royal tag in their branding.
It was all going so well. Meghan Markle and her real-life Prince Charming managed to negotiate their way out of royal life and the stresses that come with it.
Not only that, they’d done so while managing to retain the components needed to kickstart their money-spinning brand and take full advantage of the royal name.
Sure, they wouldn’t be able to use the HRH titles. That wasn’t ideal, but hey, they still had the far sexier “Sussex Royal” brand.
Or so they thought.
Sussex Royal was going to be a real winner
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had spent thousands of dollars to secure the trademarked rights to the Sussex Royal tag.
There was a website launched with the name last month. That seems to have coincided with their announcement that they were too fragile for life in the public eye.
Plans for the Sussex Royal brand had been well underway.
There’s just one problem. It seems the Queen isn’t having any of it.
The Daily Mail reported that after weeks of discussions, the Queen told both Meghan and Harry that the term “royal” is not all that consistent with their branding.
It looks as though you cannot have your cake and eat it too – even if your name is Meghan Markle or Prince Harry.