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Harry, Meghan Say Queen Doesn't Own the Word 'Royal'

Harry, Meghan Say Queen Doesn't Own the Word 'Royal'

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020 - 06:30
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, attend a meeting with British and South African business representatives in Johannesburg during their tour of South Africa. (Reuters Photo)
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have posted a statement on their website about the decision of Queen Elizabeth II on banning the couple from using the "Royal" world in their brand.

Harry and Meghan said in their new statement they would stop using the word 'royal' in their branding in the spring.

According to The Daily Mail, the statement read: "While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word "Royal" overseas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use "Sussex Royal" or any iteration of the word "Royal" in any territory either within the UK or otherwise when the transition occurs Spring 2020."

Meghan and Harry also stated: "As agreed and set out in January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will retain their "HRH" prefix, thereby formally remaining known as His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer actively use their HRH titles as they will no longer be working members of the family as of spring 2020.

The statement also said the Duke and Duchess will require effective security to protect them and their son based on the Duke's public profile by virtue of being born into the Royal Family, his military service, the Duchess' own independent profile, and the shared threat and risk level documented specifically over the last few years.

Buckingham Palace had announced last month that Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, "will not be active members of the royal family" in the future."

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