PUBLISHED: 14:08, Sun, Feb 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:08, Sun, Feb 23, 2020
Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, will officially step down in Spring 2020 after announcing they want to become financially independent. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex faced a setback in their plans for the next chapter in their lives as Queen Elizabeth II stopped them from working under the brand, Sussex Royal. It has since been confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not use the brand name after the Queen said they can’t work under their royal titles.
But US Commentator Lisa Ryan believes the Queen took away the title to lash out at the Sussexes for “not being royal anymore”.
Speaking on the Royally Obsessed podcast, she said: “I think how you interpret this news is how you interpret Meghan and Harry.
“The Queen’s like, ‘I'm laying down the hammer, you can’t use royal because you’re not royal anymore’.
“Whereas I’m just like, ‘ok, they’ll use a different name.’
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are 'not royal anymore' according to the Queen (Image: GETTY )
Queen Elizabeth II have stopped the Sussexes from using SussexRoyal (Image: GETTY )
“It’s not a slap in the face. They’re not royal, I don’t get it.
“I was looking on Twitter to see what people were saying about it and Omid