Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have left royal commentators “surprised” with their decision to not take down SussexRoyal.com. The website was originally launched following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down from the Royal Family but following exit deal talks with the Queen it was decided that the couple would no longer be able to use the word “royal”. Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito discussed the “weird” situation.
Ms Bowie told listeners: “One thing I uncovered in my research is that their website the SussexRoyal.com is still live.
“Isn’t that weird? I was really surprised.
“It’s weird that they didn’t take it down.
“I was only looking it up to find that opus they wrote about the one-year review.”
‘Weird!’ Meghan and Harry fans ‘surprised’ to ‘uncover’ Queen-axed SussexRoyal still live
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She continued: “The fact that it was kind of a bit of an annoyance because other royals haven’t had to be subjected to something like that when they maintain their titles.
“I just think it’s funny that they didn’t go offline when Archewell.com went live.
“I’m really surprised that it’s not taken down, that is interesting.
“It’s a beautiful website, but it feels like an archive now.”
Ms Bowie said: ‘I just think it’s funny that they didn’t go offline when Archewell.com went live.’
Ms Fiorito added: ‘It feels like we’re looking back in history.’
Ms Fiorito added: “It feels like we’re looking back in history.
“So that’s weird and very interesting.”
The deal conditions had scuppered Meghan and Harry’s plans to trademark SussexRoyal as well.
Following the decision, the couple were forced to withdraw their trademark for the SussexRoyal brand.
Sussexes have launched Archewell, which plans to be the source for their work.
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According to the About page, the website was “created as a source of factual information regarding the workstreams of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex”.
On January 18, they wrote: “In line with the statement by Her Majesty The Queen, information on the roles and work of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be updated on this website in due course. We appreciate your patience and invite you to explore the site to see the current works of Their Royal Highnesses.”
However, besides including the ‘Spring 2020 Transition Details’, there is no other information on the site.
Now the Sussexes have launched Archewell, which plans to be the source for their work in their foundation, productions and audio.
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