Queen Elizabeth II has barred Meghan and Harry from using the name “Sussex Royal” for their projects outside the royal family. In July 2019, the couple registered their charitable foundation under the name “Sussex Royal The Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” before surprisingly quitting their royal roles. The couple will formally retain their HRH titles but will not use them. According to their spokesperson, use of the word “Royal” is under discussion, and an announcement on this will be made alongside the launch of the couple’s new non-profit organisation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March. They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months. From 1 April, they will be represented via their foundation in the Buckingham palace. This development comes weeks after their announcement to step back from royal duties and work to become financially independent.
“Sussex Royal” is also the name of the couple’s Instagram account and website, so a ban could mean they have to rename them.
The new civilians will attend six events in the UK in February and March, including the Commonwealth Day Service on 9 March and the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in May. . Harry is also expected to attend the London Marathon in April in his capacity as patron. He will retain the ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander, and Squadron Leader but his honorary military positions will be suspended. The roles will not be filled by anyone else during the 12-month review period.