Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken another step away from their old lives in Britain as they wind up their UK charity.

The couple are winding up the charity formerly known as Sussex Royal barely a year after launching the project.

The pair have launched proceedings to voluntarily liquidate the UK-based Sussex Royal which they renamed MWX Trading last year.

The application to liquidate the charity was made on Tuesday, May 18, according to filings on Companies House.

Meghan and Harry's move does not mean the pair are strapped for cash, but are merely shutting down the charity.

The details of the liquidation have to be published as the procedure takes around 10 days to process.

The Sussex Royal logo featured Meghan and Harry's initials intertwined with a crown
The Sussex Royal logo featured Meghan and Harry's initials intertwined with a crown

The Sussexes have poured their efforts into their Archewell charitable foundation since their royal split and shift to North America.

They severed ties with the foundation they had headed with Prince William and Kate Middleton not long after their royal split, before launching Sussex Royal last July.

The couple were ordered by the Queen not to use royal titles in their charitable and commercial branding last year after they started their new financially independent life.

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Filings show Sussex Royal was renamed MWX last year, and directors including Meghan stepped aside from the charity.

Meghan's use of the Duchess of Sussex title on the cover of her first children's book got tongues wagging in recent weeks.

Piers Morgan led criticism of Meghan for using the title for her forthcoming book The Bench, which focuses on the special relationship between fathers and sons as seen through a mother's eyes.

It is said to be inspired by the relationship between husband Harry and their son Archie.

Meghan, who is pregnant with a baby girl, said in a statement the book captures “the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life.”

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It has been a busy month for the couple in their new life in California, as they continue to launch their fresh careers following their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

Yesterday the couple appeared together in a clip for Harry's new mental health series with Oprah, The Me You Can't See.

A beaming Meghan briefly appeared behind Harry's shoulder, wearing a t-shirt reading 'raising the future.'

The emotional trailer included footage from his mother Princess Diana's funeral, showing the then 12-year-old grieving prince watching her coffin go by.

The teaser was released on Monday on Harry and wife Megan’s Archewell website.

The Apple TV+ series begins on Friday, and singer Lady Gaga, actress Glenn Close and NBA basketball star DeMar DeRozan also appear in the trailer.

Harry and Oprah teamed up as co-creators of the series, which was promoted with a new trailer that appeared just days after Harry appeared to criticise his father during a podcast recording.

Speaking on the Armchair Expert, Harry, 36, said he wanted to “break the cycle” of “genetic pain and suffering” for the sake of his children.

He said of Prince Charles: “He’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?”