EntertainmentPrince Harry and Meghan Markle stir controversy by violating royal rules with new website name

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stir controversy by violating royal rules with new website name

Did Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan cause a scandal again?
Did Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan cause a scandal again?
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Ignacy Węgrzyn
1:38 PM EST, February 13, 2024

It's no secret that the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the royal family is, to say the least, unusual. The stir created by their revealing autobiography, which resonated in media around the world, is just one instance. All signs point to another potential conflict involving the former members of the British court.

Although Prince Charles's younger son and his wife departed the royal family four years ago, the couple has not completely detached from their princely past and recently launched a new project. Harry and Meghan unveiled a revamped site for their foundation under the notably indicative domain sussex.com, which replaced their previous foundation website, Archewell.

Did Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan spark another scandal?

The name of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's website makes a clear reference to their former princely titles, which has led to a controversy. Media reports suggest the royal family members are especially unhappy with the name. A "Daily Mail" source noted that the couple isn't allowed to use their title for business purposes. This could trigger resistance from the Palace, as they're reaping benefits from their past connections.

A serious issue will arise due to the use of the Sussex name. The title is royal, and if it's used commercially, it will be suspended. It's astonishing that they don’t see the absurdity of it all, states the "Daily Mail" source.

A different standpoint comes from another "Daily Mail" informant. This source emphasizes that Harry and Meghan are still formally the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, so their title's mention on their website is merely factual.

Prince Harry and Meghan are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It's a fact. This is their surname and moniker - notes the publication's informant.

Could a scandal emerge?

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan© Getty Images
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan© Getty Images
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan© Getty Images
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan© Getty Images
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