Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been distancing themselves from the Sussex Royal brand since stepping down from the royal family to move overseas, but they've now officially shut it down, filing paperwork with Companies House and the Charity Commission.
The pair agreed to no longer use the name when they stepped down from their roles, and have been going through the necessary steps to close down the charity. A source told BAZAAR.com, "During this period all Trustees will step down from their roles, except for The Duke of Sussex who will formally remain as a Director and Trustee until the liquidation process is complete. The Duke and Duchess remain incredibly grateful for the support and guidance the Trustees have given during this period."
The source also noted that "the sole programme in operation and development at the charity has been the sustainable travel and tourism initiative, Travalyst. Travalyst is now operating as an independent non-profit based in the UK, and all assets from Sussex Royal will transfer over."
That's not to say they won't be working charitably, though. The couple is currently in the process of trademarking their newest venture, Archewell, and have filed paperwork in the US to create "their own charity and volunteering services, wide-ranging website, and sharing 'education and training materials' via films, podcasts and books."
The brand is currently going through the process of being trademarked, and the application is moving forward with a request for the clarification of terms and certain administrative items - meaning we may have to wait a little while to hear what's next for them.
We can't wait.
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