- Queen Elizabeth is upset about how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle responded to losing their Sussex Royal trademark.
- The Queen is allegedly "embarrassed" because they're directing poor attention to the royal family at an inconvenient time.
The drama in the royal family never seems to stop, amirite? Just when it seemed like everyone was finally getting over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle formally stepping back from their senior royal duties, there's a brand new issue that's allegedly causing Queen Elizabeth II to be annoyed—this time, about the news of the Sussex Royal trademark removal.
You may recall that since Meghan and Harry stepped back from their senior royal duties, they're no longer going to trademark Sussex Royal. This means that all of their trademark applications, the recent redesign of their website, their merchandise, and yes, their Instagram handle, will have to change.
In response to the trademark rejection, Meghan and Harry issued a statement on their website. They wrote:
“While The Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organization, given the specific UK government rules surrounding the use of the word ‘Royal,’ it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organization will not utilize the name ‘Sussex Royal’ or any other iteration of ‘Royal.’
For the above reason, the trademark applications that had been filed as protective measures and that reflected the same standard trademarking requests as done for The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been removed.”
Turns out, Meghan and Harry's public response to the news pissed the Queen off. “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,” a source told Us Weekly, meaning that tensions between Meghan, Harry, and the Queen could be running high yet again.
It should be mentioned that despite the drama, that Queen has been pretty supportive of Meghan and Harry's decision to step back. Behind closed doors paints a more complicated picture, though. “The Queen has been keen to get this resolved because she sees it damaging to the monarchy and on a personal level I think this has been rather hurtful for her,” a source told Vanity Fair. “She has got to the point where she doesn’t want to think about it anymore, she just wants it over and done with.”
Let's just hope this all blows over soon.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.