Meghan Markle, Prince Harry will stop using 'Sussex Royal' brand

Decision follows weeks of talks between the couple and the British royal family

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have decided not to use the word ``royal'' in their branding after they start a new life in Canada.

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The decision follows weeks of talks between the couple and the British royal family about how they will present themselves to the world in the future.

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The couple agreed last month with Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, that they would no longer work as royals after their surprise announcement that they wanted to carve out a ``progressive new role'' which they hope to finance themselves.

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`It has been agreed that their non-profit organization, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation,'' a spokeswoman for the couple said.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use QSussexRoyalR in any territory post Spring 2020.''

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As things stand, Harry and Meghan use the brand extensively.

Their website is named sussexroyal.com and they applied to trademark the phrases Sussex Royal and Sussex Royal Foundation for use on books, stationery, clothing such as pajamas and socks, charity campaigns and the provision of training, sport and social care.

Earlier this week, Prince Harry and Meghan announced they will formally step down from their roles as working members of the royal family at the end of March.

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Harry has spoken of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties, saying there was no other option if he and Meghan, an American actress, were to seek an independent future away from stifling media intrusion.

Under the arrangement, Harry will remain a prince and the couple will keep their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles as they begin a new life split between Britain and North America, where they will spend most of their time.

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