Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have launched a brand new website but it's what it doesn't say that has stirred up a commotion.The former royal couple's previous site, Archewell, now automatically redirects to Sussex.com which consistently refers to the couple by their official royal titles.The site features an image of the pair with the text 'The Office of Prince Harry & Meghan, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex', alongside a royal coat of arms.
An insider close to the royals has defended the pair's decision to use their royal titles after previously eschewing them, the Mirror reports.
They said: "Prince Harry and Meghan are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. That is a fact. It is their surname and family name."In individual biographies of the couple on the new website, Harry is described as a “humanitarian, military veteran, mental health advocate, and environmental campaigner” - but not as a member of the Royal Family.Neither is Meghan, who is dubbed a “feminist and champion of human rights and gender equity” who has been named “one of the most influential women in the world” across a series of rankings.One source told the Mail: "They are going to have real trouble with the use of Sussex.
It is a royal title and if there is any hint of commercialism about this it will be shut down. It's just staggering they cannot see how gauche it is."In addition to Sussex.com and SussexRoyal.com, the couple also have websites for Archewell Productions (archewellproductions.com) and Archewell Foundation (archewell.org).The former Archewell.com website now redirects to Sussex.com.A spokeswoman for the pair said back in February 2002, that they would no longer use the word royal, as in their Sussex Royal branding.The spokeswoman said: "WhileRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk