Royal deal

Harry and Meghan granted ‘Sussex Royal’ trademark

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Harry and Meghan during a visit to Edinburgh (pic: Terry Murden)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, have been granted a trademark for their “brand” as they plan a new life as “part-time” royals.

The move comes as the couple seek a more independent role within the Royal Family. It is thought they will continue to work for the Monarchy while splitting their time between Britain and Canada on other activities.

Royal watchers have speculated that they may take on more roles working on Commonwealth duties.

The couple have indicated a desire to set up new commercial and charitable activities and become financially independent. They have been granted Sussex Royal trademark by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office which will apply to goods and services ranging from printed matter to clothing, back in June. The copyright was approved by the office and published on its website on 19 December.

It applies to both the name ‘Sussex Royal’ and to their charitable organisation “The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

It will apply to hundreds of items including printed matter, clothing, campaigning, charitable fundraising, education and social care services.

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