The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have posted an extraordinary statement on their website claiming that the Queen does not own the word royal across the world after they were forced to drop their ‘Sussex Royal’ brand.
Harry and Meghan put a new statement on their own website hours after announcing they would stop using the word ‘royal’ in their branding after the Spring.
In the statement, the Duke and Duchess said that while neither the government nor the Queen herself own the word ‘royal’ internationally, they would stop using the title.
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.’
The couple also insisted that security ‘to protect them and their son’ is necessary amid controversy surrounding the estimated £3million – £6million protection bill that would be split between taxpayers in Canada and the UK.