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Old 01-24-2020, 10:54 AM
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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-prince-harry-and-meghan-face-sussex-royal-trademark-challenges/

Things may not go so easily for them in terms of their "trademark". The article doesn't reveal much about the motivation for the challenge but it may hold things up a bit.

So it seems as if they are still going to use "Sussex Royal". Given that they are no longer working royals, this seems a bit rich to me.

The Duke of Sussex is the son of the future king and thus he "is" Royal.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:57 AM
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So it seems as if they are still going to use "Sussex Royal".
The attempt to trademark "SussexRoyal" was filed last June. An Australian gentleman, who was a Doctor in the UK for a period of 3 years, 6 years ago has filed an objection. Due to this objection the trademarking has been postponed until March.

I don't know the legality of withdrawing a trademark attempt like this so on that I cannot possible comment.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:58 AM
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Oh we absolutely have celebrity gossip magazines--People, Us, In Touch, National Enquirer, Star--just to name a few.

We even have TV shows devoted to celebrity gossip.
Right, the difference is that they arenít considered ďnewsĒ and not read daily, as seems to be in the UK. Well, of course theyíre weekly magazines - bur still, theyíre not separate and apart from regular news. The last two above are outright trash, and thatís being unfair to trash, lol

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But if they are moving all their stuff to Canada, then I would venture a guess that Archie may not come to Britain and any visits won't be for more than a few days at a time.
Right, and also....why not leave some things there? The can afford to go shopping in Canada, and leaving some stuff at Frogmore would make it easier to travel when they return.

As to the trademark, Iím surprised the Queen is not objecting to the use of Royal in Sussex Royal
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:04 AM
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That's weird! Objections are usually because the name is something general that anyone else might reasonably want to use, e.g. London Cakes, or because it's a name already used by someone else - Victoria Beckham wasn't allowed to register "Posh" because it's also the nickname of Peterborough United Football Club and has been for decades. I could understand someone from Sussex filing an objection, but I've no idea why a doctor in Australia would be bothered, unless he's just being awkward.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:08 AM
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Agreed. The barest rumors and the most ill-supported speculation are being treated as hard fact on this portion of the forums.

How about we wait for Harry and Meagan to actually finalize a purchase, deal, or event before we begin reacting?

Amen. Any other time (as evidenced by the lack of reaction to rumors from the same tabloid sources in other family member threads) folks would be coming out against all the rumor/gossip. Not sure why it's now okay to accept the tabloids as some sort of fountain of truth.

Not to mention the dog pile onto Meghan being responsible for all this...when we see over and over evidence (interviews etc) of Harry being the primary one saying he wanted out long before she even came into the picture.




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Old 01-24-2020, 11:29 AM
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Itís not all on Meghan, but if Harry wanted so desperately out, if he wanted away from his family, if he were that unhappy....why didnít he try and leave before now? He could have done so with his girlfriend (Iím sorry, I forget her name) who broke up with him because she couldnít deal with a Royal life..
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:40 AM
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To me, it seems that Harry and Meghan not only did not get any of the changes they wanted. Instead, it looks like they got kicked out of the Kingdom! There are reports of moving vans at Frogmore Cottage and H&M official wedding memorabilia has been removed from sale at royal outlets.

So, not just the Kingdom but the Family as well. It is not a good look for the BRF as the Net releases stories of Harry "not being well" and "controlled by Meghan and Doria". Ugh, it all leaves me with a very nasty taste in my mouth.
Wow, Already their moving staff from Frogmore Cottage? Wow that means one thing: they are not coming back!
This is really sad if it is true!
Unless when they went to Canada they did not know they were not to come back and it is just essentials that they need to bring

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Both William and Harry have expressed that they are, even as adults, in some awe of their grandmother and there's no way they'd be able to pick up a cell phone and simply call her - that's not the way the system or the Queen works.
This is terrible you can not go to yourgrandma when you want! very sad!

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There used to be a rumour that the Queen didn't want any of her descendants to marry until they'd been with their partner for at least 5 years, after what happened with Charles and Diana. Times have certainly changed - William and Kate living together before marriage would have been unthinkable a generation earlier. I would think she did have concerns about how quickly things moved between Harry and Meghan, but how much could she have done about it? If she'd refused permission, they'd have got married anyway, and it would have been awkward and embarrassing and caused bad feeling.

We've probably all had times when we've felt that a friend or relative was rushing into things, but there's not much you can do about it. Commenting on someone else's relationship or choice of partner is a sure-fire way to cause offence, however well you might mean it!
She could not wait 5 years, she would have been over40 and no chances of kids
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:42 AM
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I don't know why the press report some of this stuff :-). They're not going to buy a whole new set of clothes, books, gadgets, baby stuff etc to have in Canada, and their stuff isn't all going to fit into the 23kg luggage allowance you get on a passenger plane!
While that's very true, it also does appear to indicate that they will not be returning to the UK or, if any of them do, that it will be only a short visit that a suitcase will suffice for. Which then begs the question of why they need to retain Frogmore Cottage. No one, including these two, would pack up and ship an entire household's worth of furniture, clothing, personal effects, etc. each time they decide to change continents which they apparently will be doing rather routinely according to their most ardent supporters. Clearly their trips back to the UK, if there are any trips back to the UK, will be fleeting.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:46 AM
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Itís not all on Meghan, but if Harry wanted so desperately out, if he wanted away from his family, if he were that unhappy....why didnít he try and leave before now? He could have done so with his girlfriend (Iím sorry, I forget her name) who broke up with him because she couldnít deal with a Royal life..
Please...the vast majority of ppl here commenting are putting the majority if not all the blame on Meghan. You can go back a few pages and read post after post showing this.

You'd have to ask Harry why not before...perhaps things weren't as bad with the media before, perhaps he thought they would be able to tolerate it...or that things would settle...who knows.


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Old 01-24-2020, 11:47 AM
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Itís not all on Meghan, but if Harry wanted so desperately out, if he wanted away from his family, if he were that unhappy....why didnít he try and leave before now? He could have done so with his girlfriend (Iím sorry, I forget her name) who broke up with him because she couldnít deal with a Royal life..
Brtitish royals do not usually "wlak out" on Royal life. The DUke of Windsor was the only one and his fate was pretty sad.. so IMO Harry might have moaned and groaned but he wuodl have stuck by his duty, unless there were other factors. if Meghan doesn't like England and/or can't cope with Royal life.. that's another reason that has come up since he got married and IMO that's what pushed him to leave....
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:48 AM
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Itís not all on Meghan, but if Harry wanted so desperately out, if he wanted away from his family, if he were that unhappy....why didnít he try and leave before now? He could have done so with his girlfriend (Iím sorry, I forget her name) who broke up with him because she couldnít deal with a Royal life..
Yes I know who are you talking about Chelsea I think, her name! she is gorgeous! Yes agreen with you Why he did not do that for her!
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:49 AM
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Amen. Any other time (as evidenced by the lack of reaction to rumors from the same tabloid sources in other family member threads) folks would be coming out against all the rumor/gossip. Not sure why it's now okay to accept the tabloids as some sort of fountain of truth.

Not to mention the dog pile onto Meghan being responsible for all this...when we see over and over evidence (interviews etc) of Harry being the primary one saying he wanted out long before she even came into the picture.




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I do think the dog pile onto Meghan as being solely responsible for this is unfair. Harry isnít a shrinking violet, I canít imagine that if he didnít want out at all, that any of this would have happened. I donít know if they could have worked something out where maybe Meghan could step back and Harry continue on as a working royal, or if he could have persuaded her to stay on. But the fact that they both have stepped down, and that they are both leaving the UK, indicates that he did want out to some degree, even if it wasnít the total exclusion that they were made to do.

I do think that they way that they have stepped down, and how they will live after, is mostly driven by Meghan. I think that Harry probably would have been happy to move to Africa and focus on charity work there in a more low-key capacity. But the move to North America, and building the global Sussex brand and capitalizing from it, and becoming celebrities and influencers, I do think thatís mostly Meghanís dream and not Harryís. I think that he is going along with it because he loves his wife, and I think saw how unhappy she was in the UK (I think that the fact that Meghan did not like living in the UK and had seemingly not made any close friends there was a big driving factor in the decision- she didnít strike me as having much at all in common with Harryís UK set, and I think she wanted to be near her support system in North America). I think that the whole sudden announcement and the PR stunt of the website and laying out demands was driven by Meghan too.

I will be very interested to see how happy Harry will be in the new life. He has always struck me as being very down to earth and not into all the trappings of royalty and fame. Like I said earlier, I think he would be perfectly happy living a low-key life and focusing on his chosen charities (Invictus Games and Sentebale). I think weíll see him still focusing on these, of course, but I donít see him as the type who likes being in the glitz and glamor of the public eye that it seems like this new life theyíre creating for themselves will entail.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:53 AM
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Oh we absolutely have celebrity gossip magazines--People, Us, In Touch, National Enquirer, Star--just to name a few.

We even have TV shows devoted to celebrity gossip.
there are certianly tabloid magazines in the US, which are wildly off the beam for the most part. The British tabloids are mean, but no more inaccurate than the American variety....

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I do think the dog pile onto Meghan as being solely responsible for this is unfair. Harry isnít a shrinking violet, I canít imagine that if he didnít want out at all, that any of this would have happened. I donít know if they could have worked something out where maybe Meghan could step back and Harry continue on as a working royal, or if he could have persuaded her to stay on. But the fact that they both have stepped down, and that they are both leaving the UK, indicates that he did want out to some degree, even if it wasnít the total exclusion that they were made to do.

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I will be very interested to see how happy Harry will be in the new life. He has always struck me as being very down to earth and not into all the trappings of royalty and fame. Like I said earlier, I think he would be perfectly happy living a low-key life and focusing on his chosen charities (Invictus Games and Sentebale). I think weíll see him still focusing on these, of course, but I donít see him as the type who likes being in the glitz and glamor of the public eye that it seems like this new life theyíre creating for themselves will entail.
I cant see how it would work, for Meghan to give up her royal duties. I think she has grown to dislike England and the RF here as well as just being stressed by the Press and public duties...
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:58 AM
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I do think the dog pile onto Meghan as being solely responsible for this is unfair. Harry isnít a shrinking violet, I canít imagine that if he didnít want out at all, that any of this would have happened. I donít know if they could have worked something out where maybe Meghan could step back and Harry continue on as a working royal, or if he could have persuaded her to stay on. But the fact that they both have stepped down, and that they are both leaving the UK, indicates that he did want out to some degree, even if it wasnít the total exclusion that they were made to do.

I do think that they way that they have stepped down, and how they will live after, is mostly driven by Meghan. I think that Harry probably would have been happy to move to Africa and focus on charity work there in a more low-key capacity. But the move to North America, and building the global Sussex brand and capitalizing from it, and becoming celebrities and influencers, I do think thatís mostly Meghanís dream and not Harryís. I think that he is going along with it because he loves his wife, and I think saw how unhappy she was in the UK (I think that the fact that Meghan did not like living in the UK and had seemingly not made any close friends there was a big driving factor in the decision- she didnít strike me as having much at all in common with Harryís UK set, and I think she wanted to be near her support system in North America). I think that the whole sudden announcement and the PR stunt of the website and laying out demands was driven by Meghan too.

I will be very interested to see how happy Harry will be in the new life. He has always struck me as being very down to earth and not into all the trappings of royalty and fame. Like I said earlier, I think he would be perfectly happy living a low-key life and focusing on his chosen charities (Invictus Games and Sentebale). I think weíll see him still focusing on these, of course, but I donít see him as the type who likes being in the glitz and glamor of the public eye that it seems like this new life theyíre creating for themselves will entail.

Most of the things you are stating are coming from tabloid sources. We have ZERO information from them or their website or official PR ppl that they intend to become celebrity influences or create a global brand.

Harry himself stated Africa would not work in that recent interview. So that is why they aren't there. It's not Meghan dragging him to Canada instead of Africa.

Meghan has never, even when an actress been involved in things you now think she is demanding or wanting. She was not even on the tabloid radar, barely known as an actress unless you watched Suits. She has been involved in various charities and groups for years and years.

I look at patterns and past behavior and their stated goals which most folks here seem to be ignoring and instead have created this whole new life with them being some sort of celebrity jet setters going to be selling Sussex key chains in order to fund their high flying lifestyle. It doesn't match with what we know about them previously.


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Old 01-24-2020, 12:18 PM
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The problem is 'their stated goals' change with alarming regularity.. [devoted to Service/Commonwealth/Africa/Queen - morphed into financial Independence/living in North America] so no-one knows what to believe.. such is the collapse in trust occasioned by their ACTUAL conduct in the last three weeks, few are inclined to give them 'the benefit of the doubt'.

Their 'past behaviour' seems no help in gauging who they are now..and we each draw our own conclusions.. some benevolently, many harshly.
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Please...the vast majority of ppl here commenting are putting the majority if not all the blame on Meghan. You can go back a few pages and read post after post showing this.

You'd have to ask Harry why not before...perhaps things weren't as bad with the media before, perhaps he thought they would be able to tolerate it...or that things would settle...who knows.


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Please what?! I'm speaking for myself, not on everyone else, ..and, I personally do put a lot on Meghan, and yes, I understand you don't agree.

It was really a hypothetical question, but I find it interesting that you're saying that Harry is the one who really wanted to walk away, but then you can't offer up any opinion as to why he didn't. I'm not itching for an argument, but you keep saying that those of us blaming Meghan (at least in part) have no reason to believe so...and implying that we need to keep our opinions to ourselves. My answer to my own question is that Meghan encouraged him. That's my opinion......

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Brtitish royals do not usually "wlak out" on Royal life. The DUke of Windsor was the only one and his fate was pretty sad.. so IMO Harry might have moaned and groaned but he wuodl have stuck by his duty, unless there were other factors. if Meghan doesn't like England and/or can't cope with Royal life.. that's another reason that has come up since he got married and IMO that's what pushed him to leave....
That's right, so my point was that Meghan was certainly a trigger for him. Harry's girlfriend walked away, Meghan didn't........now they are married, and it gives him a reason (married, now with a toddler) as he sees it to make a move whereas he didn't want to (or have the courage) to do it on his own.
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Please what?! I'm speaking for myself, not on everyone else, so don't get aggravated at me........and, I personally do put a lot on Meghan, and yes, I understand you don't agree.

It was really a hypothetical question, but I find it interesting that you're saying that Harry is the one who really wanted to walk away, but then you can't offer up any opinion as to why he didn't. I'm not itching for an argument, but you keep saying that those of us blaming Meghan (at least in part) have no reason to believe so...and implying that we need to keep our opinions to ourselves. My answer to my own question is that Meghan encouraged him. That's my opinion......
He didn't walk because he is geared not to do so. I believe he said a while ago that he'd thought of walking out, but he wanted to do his job and support the queen.. so he stuck it out. British royals have grumped and complained and said they don't like the job but they have stuck at it because they are trained and expected to do so, and without it, they probably would not know what to do with themselves. Now Harry has a wife who is also having trouble with the job, who does not like the UK... and His onw mental health seems a bit fragile.. so he has not been able to keep on going....
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Itís possible that Meghan needed to have more to do. Sheís always been a go-getter with several projects going at once, and the rather glacial pace of Royal life and work may not have suited her. If she could have been like the male marry-ins and been permitted to continue her career, things might have been different.

The cookbook project and the wardrobe project seemed like the kind of things she could have happily done, along with other similarly organized ideas. I wonder if the senior courtiers put the kibosh on that sort of activity? Harry could have continued with regular Royal work, and she could have had her own career, a worthy one.
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He didn't walk because he is geared not to do so. I believe he said a while ago that he'd thought of walking out, but he wanted to do his job and support the queen.. so he stuck it out. British royals have grumped and complained and said they don't like the job but they have stuck at it because they are trained and expected to do so, and without it, they probably would not know what to do with themselves. Now Harry has a wife who is also having trouble with the job, who does not like the UK... and His onw mental health seems a bit fragile.. so he has not been able to keep on going....
I can buy this......
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Please what?! I'm speaking for myself, not on everyone else, ..and, I personally do put a lot on Meghan, and yes, I understand you don't agree.

It was really a hypothetical question, but I find it interesting that you're saying that Harry is the one who really wanted to walk away, but then you can't offer up any opinion as to why he didn't. I'm not itching for an argument, but you keep saying that those of us blaming Meghan (at least in part) have no reason to believe so...and implying that we need to keep our opinions to ourselves. My answer to my own question is that Meghan encouraged him. That's my opinion......
Because unlike some others here I don't try to pretend to know why or state X as a fact UNLESS it's something they have said or it has come from official sources...I try to make sure I'm clear about it being my opinion as opposed to factual info.


Harry himself has stated in interviews for years about leaving. I've already talked about that in this thread. I'm not just making it up based on tabloid 'evidence' or rumor or 'someone's friend said'.

You can have all the opinions you want...but most of the time ppl here are stating it as fact instead of opinion. That's what I take issue with.

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