Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have re-launched their site but have excluded the word ‘royal’ this time around for a very specific reason
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have launched a new website with the URL sussex.com.
However, their old URL used to be SussexRoyal.com so fans are wondering why the Duke and Duchess have dropped “royal” from their URL or any mention of it on the new site.
Back when Harry and Meghan stepped away from the Royal Family in 2020, there was discourse about whether the two could use their royal titles anymore.
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They came to an agreement that while they could still go by the Duke and Ducess of Sussex, they could no longer be known as the Sussex Royal Foundation due rules that had already been set in place by the UK government.
“While The Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organisation, given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal,’ it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organisation, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation,” a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said at the time.
They added: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020.”
The new site is full of other changes. For instance, instead of a primary focus on the Archewell Foundation, the couple has turned the spotlight onto themself. The site features bios from both Harry and Meghan.
On 39-year-old Harry’s ‘about me’ page, the Duke is referred to as a “humanitarian, military veteran, mental health advocate, and environmental campaigner”.
Meghan’s about me page, meanwhile, says the 42-year-old former Suits actress is “a feminist and champion of human rights and gender equity”.
Additionally, the couple has played up their connection to the NFL despite snubbing the Super Bowl. At the top of their news section, a story highlighted Harry giving out the NFL Honors Man of the Year Award to defensive tackle Cameron Heyward. As for why the couple couldn’t make the Super Bowl, the two have had a swamped schedule after King Charles was diagnosed with cancer and the two have plans to be in Canada for the upcoming Invictus Games.
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