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Queen Could Ban Harry & Meghan From Using Sussex Royal Title & Netizens React

Jaimie-lee Prince
Feb 21, 2020
02:30 P.M.
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Whose side are you on? Many online have expressed support for the Queen's decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from using "Sussex Royal" in their brand. 


Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's dramatic stepdown from being working royals, a lot of changes were made in the royal arena. The world had an opinion on all of them. 

Most recently, the "Sussex Royal" label was reportedly stripped from Harry and Markle's usage. Of course, royal watchers had a lot to say about it. Their comments are found below.

Queen Elizabeth II attends a state banquet at Brdo Castle on the first day of a two day tour of Slovenia on October 21, 2008 in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Photo: Getty Images


A dent in their plans

The alleged removal of the Sussex name for the couple is especially grinding because the pair just trademarked the brand with the intent of using it for commercial ventures. 

Last month, Harry and Markle opted to go their own way, denying income from the British public in return for their royal resignation. Still, they would have used the Sussex Royal title to help earn their living.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland's next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland | Photo: Getty Images


Support for the Queen

That option might be off the table, and fans think that that's entirely fair. Several of them took to Twitter to get behind Queen Elizabeth II for the new move.

"The Queen is rock and roll. Long live the Queen," said English media personality Katie Hopkins on Twitter. Underneath her post, several others voiced their agreement.


The insults roll in 

Others were a bit harder on the couple. One said in part: "Harry and Meghan have no right to cash in on the #SussexRoyal brand. They don't care about anything but themselves."


Some Britons set the Queen against Harry and Meghan. "I LOVE our Queen. She is no fool. Smeghan & Harry have taken her for one & I hope they Never set foot here again," wrote one person heatedly.


Second option off the table

Some people made jokes out of the situation as they considered the alternative labels that Harry and Meghan could use. One obvious name was H&M, which is already taken, of course. 


And then, there were Twitter users who reminded others that Markle used to do tons of influential public work long before she married into the royal family. One of them included being a UN ambassador.


Harry & Markle accept the decision

According to Cosmopolitan, Harry and Markle have accepted the reported ban, which is actually based more on legislation rather than the Queen's personal decision. 

As for the British matriarch herself, she seems to be doing just fine amid the hot debate. On Wednesday, she was beaming on the day of Prince Andrew's 60th birthday.


The Queen continues her duties

The Queen spent her son's birthday opening a new connective wing of the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital. She looked bright in a purple coat with a matching hat.

The royal interacted with staff and patients at the hospital as she continued to perform royal duties at 93 years of age. That's an achievement Harry and Markle may never attain.