Queen Could Ban Harry & Meghan From Using Sussex Royal Title & Netizens React
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.
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.
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.
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 Queen is devoted to her life of service. She rules and did!😘— Nancy Fenton (@nancyfenton) February 18, 2020
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."
Good for the Queen. Harry and Meghan have no right to cash in on the #SussexRoyal brand. They don't care about anything but themselves and apparently have little regard for the Queen. @RoyalCentral https://t.co/0zH24zmqUD— Jean Campbell Collen (@jeanmcollen) February 19, 2020
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.
I LOVE our Queen. She is no fool. Smeghan & Harry have taken her for one & I hope they Never set foot here again.— Tinkerpuss Ch#na MUST PAY (@TinkerpussBCcat) February 18, 2020
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.
I have a feeling that right now someone at the head office of H&M is sitting there writing a letter that starts with “I’m incredibly sorry but H&M is already taken”... @hm @hmusa #harryandmegan #SussexRoyal pic.twitter.com/5UTDoqXOp6— Kelly Mathews (@allthingsregal) February 19, 2020
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.
Don't people realise that prior #SussexRoyal title Maghan Markle was a far more active and respected public profile with a net worth of 6 million dollars and occupying influential positions like being UN ambassador. Sussex Royal title is nothing compared to her titles pic.twitter.com/EeNuUGij7V— Noah (LLB, LLM, PgDip) (@NoahXIIV) February 19, 2020
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.
Queen Elizabeth Is All Smiles as She Steps Out on Son Prince Andrew's Birthday to Open Hospital https://t.co/J9kqf3x9yE— People (@people) February 19, 2020
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.