Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will no longer use their "Sussex Royal" branding, a spokeswoman for the couple has said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly spent a fortune trademarking the Sussex Royal brand after dramatically quitting their roles as senior royals last month.

The couple had hoped to continue using the name for their charitable brand and trademarked dozens of items from literature to t-shirts and bandannas under the Sussex Royal banner.

But it appears they have reluctantly accepted the Queen's demands to drop all official Royal Family branding in the future.

The spokeswoman said: "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.

The couple will stop using royal branding
Sussex Royal branding

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use 'Sussex Royal' in any territory post Spring 2020."

The couple said on Wednesday that their lives as working royals will end on March 31 when they stop representing the Queen and become financially independent.

Harry and Meghan will embark on a new chapter in North America, but sources have stressed they "will be in the United Kingdom regularly" .

They will retain the same charitable goals supporting causes from the Commonwealth to mental health.

According to reports, Meghan had told pals that using the word royal "shouldn't even be an issue in the first place and it's not like they want to be in the business of selling T-shirts and pencils".

The Queen is believed to have intervened to stop the couple using the royal branding

A source told the Daily Mail: "Meghan said she's done with the drama and has no room in her life for naysayers, and the same goes for Harry."

She reportedly claimed the couple picked the name Sussex Royal to "protect the royal name, not profit off it".

Friends also claim she said their "success is inevitable" regardless of whether they can use the name or not.

The couple want space to "focus on (their) next chapter"
The couple's royal lives will end on March 31

The Palace has confirmed Meghan and Harry will be closing their Buckingham Palace office, meaning their 15 employees face the axe as the couple prepare to move their lives to North America.

Harry will keep his military ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander, and Squadron Leader but will not use them during the 12 month trial period.

New details of when we will see the couple, who are currently in Canada with their son Archie, next have also emerged.

Meghan and Harry have dropped all royal branding

Harry will join Jon Bon Jovi as he re-records his song ‘Unbroken’ with the Invictus Games Choir on February 28.

On March 5 Meghan will join Harry to attend the Endeavour Fund Awards.

The following day, Harry will join Lewis Hamilton at the official opening of the Silverstone Experience, a brand-new immersive museum that tells the story of the past, present and future of British motor racing.

The couple will also attend the Mountbatten Music Festival on March 7.

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