The Duke and Dutchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, will officially chart their own lives away from the Royal Family as of Tuesday, March 31.
According to a statement from the couple’s office on Wednesday (Feb. 19), the announcement comes as Queen Elizabeth has reportedly banned them from using their ‘Sussex Royal’ brand.
Buckingham Palace reviewed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s use of the label Sussex Royal and the couple’s attempt to trademark and monetise the brand after their decision to step back from royal duties.
The prince and his wife will walk away from most royal duties, give up public funding and try to become financially independent.
The couple and one-year-old ‘Archie’ are expected to spend most of their time in Canada while maintaining a home in England, near Windsor Castle.
The couple’s departure is a wrench for the royal family, and Queen Elizabeth II said at the time that she wished the couple had wanted to remain full-time royals.