Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Say the Queen Doesn’t Own the Word ‘Royal’ After she Forbade them from Using the Word in their Branding

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (left) has called a family meeting to discuss the decision by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, to step back as senior royals.PHOTO: AP

Standing up to the Queen!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stunned fans last month when the couple announced they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family. On Friday, the pair’s spokesperson confirmed that, as a part of this plan, the Duke and Duchess will refrain from using the word “royal” or “Sussex Royal” brand in any capacity going forward, citing “specific UK government rules” as the reason.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ in any territory post-Spring 2020,” the spokesperson told People magazine.

But in a more lengthy post on Harry and Meghan’s official website, the pair detail exactly how the transition will take place while also insisting that  the Queen does not have any ownership over the term “Royal.”

“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,” Harry and Meghan wrote on their official website.

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SOURCE: Fox News, Melissa Roberto