After their decision to leave Royal Family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been forced to ditch their Sussex Royal brand.
The Queen even hired top lawyers to ban it.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex performed an embarrassing climbdown after spending tens of thousands of pounds on their Sussex Royal website and trademarks.
Markle and Harry posted last night an extraordinary statement on their Sussex Royal website in which couple accepted they would ditch the branding from the end of next month, but moaned that neither the Queen nor the government owned the word “royal” across the world.
The lengthy statement said: “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.
“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 ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020.”
Before last night, pals said that Meghan believed there was no legal comeback for the Queen if they continued to use the term after quitting on March 31.
But in an unprecedented move, the Queen brought in top lawyers to block it and to outline the case in UK law banning the use of the word “royal” for financial gain.