Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are preparing to seperate themselves from the royal family for good this month, and according to the Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex's "friends" are saying she and Harry feel "picked on" over the new sanctions and restrictions the Queen has given.
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Starting on April 1, Meghan and Harry will no longer be able to use royal in any of their branding (we'll miss you, @sussexroyal).
On February 21, the couple's spokesperson released a statement clarifying the new rules.
“While The Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new nonprofit organisation, given the specific U.K. government rules surrounding the use of the word ‘royal,’ it has been therefore agreed that their nonprofit organisation will not utilise the name ‘Sussex Royal’ or any other iteration of ‘royal,’" the statement said on their website.
"For the above reason, the trademark applications that had been filed as protective measures and that reflected the same standard trademarking requests as done for The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been removed.”
According to Us Weekly, the couple's public statement upset Queen Elizabeth II and caused even more family tensiono. “She’s so disappointed that her own grandchild would heap so much embarrassment on the monarchy and bring all this unwanted attention on his family at the worst possible time," a source told the publication.
Apparently, there are rumors that the queen put all these rules in place only to avoid backlash from other, possibly jealous, members of the family and court.
Another source recently revealed to Vanity Fair that "this has been rather hurtful for her" and that her royal highness just wants it "over and done with."
And that, it seems, is the only thing the entire family can agree on.