Queen ‘disappointed’ in Harry’s response to trademark block

Staff writer

There's still tension between Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, according to a royal source who spoke to US Weekly.

"She's so disappointed that her own grandchild would heap so much embarrassment on the monarchy and bring all this unwanted attention on his family at the worst possible time," the source says.

According to the source, the monarch is desperate for her relationship with Harry to be repaired.

"She's praying that, over time, Harry will start to see things more clearly," the source adds. "Whether that will actually happen remains to be seen."

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Earlier in the week Meghan and Harry released details on their post-royal future, including a "saddening" split from Buckingham Palace staff and clarification on the ownership of "Sussex Royal".

"We are pleased to now be able to share with you an update on many of the details agreed at a meeting of The Royal Family in January 2020, which outlines The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new roles, taking effect Spring 2020," read the statement posted to the couple's website Sussex Royal on Friday night.

Regarding their plans to run a non-profit organisation, the couple wrote, "...Given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word 'Royal', it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organisation will not utilise the name 'Sussex Royal' or any other iteration of 'Royal'."

The couple, who withdrew relevant trademark applications, added, "While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word 'Royal' overseas. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use 'Sussex Royal' or any iteration of the word 'Royal' in any territory (either within the UK or otherwise) when the transition occurs Spring 2020."

In January, after sharing their intention to "step back" from royal duties to continue raising their 9-month-old son Archie both in North America and the UK, Buckingham Palace announced, "The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family."

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