19 Feb 2020

Queen cracks down on Harry, Meghan's Sussex Royal brand

From Checkpoint, 6:31 pm on 19 February 2020

The Queen is apparently cracking down on Harry & Meghan using the royal handle in their marketing.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already announced they're retiring from official Royal duties, will not use their titles and plan to become financially independent, splitting their time between North America and the UK from March this year.

But the pair have apparently hit a snag, having already launched their brand - Sussex Royal - on social media platforms and when applying for trademarks.

Now the Queen's reportedly vetoed their use of the word Royal - because as Royal Correspondent Victoria Arbiter explains, the cap no longer fits.