Among the ways we’ve played off WAG’s March “Visionary Designs” theme is with a story on Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and their North American nest. As we explored in part, they were seeking to create a brand of home goods named Sussex Royal, after their website.
But since then, Buckingham Palace has announced: No can do. The reply from this side of the Pond was a bit snippy:
“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.”
OK, good to know.
They also won’t be getting any more security from Canada. The two have a final round of engagements in the United Kingdom in March before they become official private citizens on the last day of the month. This story isn’t over yet. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, enjoy a preview of WAG, out March 1, with our Editor’s Letter.
– Georgette Gouveia