- Rachel Burchfield
It’s official: No more Sussex Royal
In a week where we (or at least I) learned that the Queen once wore braces, that Harry will be going to a recording session at Abbey Road Studios (yes, that Abbey Road) with Jon Bon Jovi, and where the usually ultra-private James Middleton made a sweet gesture of public support for older sister Kate, it’s total proof that you just never know what you’re going to get with this Family!
While all of the above were quite unexpected, the big news item today kind of wasn’t: Sussex Royal, at least in name, will be no more. It has (finally) been officially confirmed that after Harry and Meghan’s final bow on March 31, they will no longer use “Royal” in their forthcoming work. That said, their charitable foundation and branding efforts (like Instagram) will have to be renamed.
From their spokesperson:
“While The Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organisation, given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal,’ it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organisation, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020.”
The spokesperson also added that all Sussex Royal trademark applications have been removed.
Well, there you have it, folks! Any bets as to the new name?
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