Meghan & Harry Bite Back at The Queen, Saying She Doesn’t Own the Word ‘Royal’
Meghan and Harry are spilling that royal tea, honey.
The former royal couple showed to be a little aggravated with Buckingham Palace when they insisted this week that no one — including Parliament and the Queen herself — owns the word “royal.”
All of this is happening after Meghan and Harry confirmed yesterday they were not going to continue working under their “Sussex Royal” brand after The Queen put a stop to it.
They later posted a statement saying they still had the right to the word “royal.”
“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 statement reads.
The new statement also indicated that negotiations were tense with Buckingham Palace after their decision to step down from being senior royal members.
“We had hoped to be allowed to share these details with you sooner (to mitigate any confusion and subsequent misreporting), but the facts below should help provide some clarification around this transition and the steps for the future,” they continued.
“The Royal Family respect and understand the wish of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to live a more independent life as a family, by removing the supposed ‘public interest’ justification for media intrusion into their lives. They remain a valued part of Her Majesty’s family. The preference of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex was to continue to represent and support Her Majesty The Queen albeit in a more limited capacity, while not drawing on the Sovereign Grant.”
Not shying away from their unhappiness, the statement continued: “While there is precedent for other titled members of the Royal Family to seek employment outside of the institution, for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a 12-month review period has been put in place. Per the agreement The Duke and Duchess of Sussex understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties and not undertake representative duties on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.”
“It is agreed that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to require effective security to protect them and their son. This is based on The Duke’s public profile by virtue of being born into The Royal Family, his military service, the Duchess’ own independent profile, and the shared threat and risk level documented specifically over the last few years.”
Furthermore, they confirmed they are closing their London office, saying they “have remained actively involved in this process, which has understandably been a saddening for The Duke and Duchess and their loyal staff, given the closeness of Their Royal Highnesses and their dedicated team.”
Wow… just when you thought it might not have been real, things took an exceptionally hard turn. We’ll see how their life ends up — royal title or no royal title.