Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s shocking announcement couldn’t have had better timing, since they recently obtained a trademark for their royal brand.
That’s right, the couple applied for a copyright stamp, which includes the “Sussex Royal” name and their joint charity, The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex submitted the paperwork back in June 2019, it wasn’t approved until December, just three weeks before they announced that they’re stepping down as “senior” members of the royal family.
The copyright is granted by the U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office. All it means is Prince Harry and Markle have complete control over the “Sussex Royal” name, which covers a variety of areas, including printed merchandise, clothing, charitable fundraising and social care services.