Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faced criticism for their rebrand, with a royal expert accusing them of "cashing in" on their royal connections. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently launched a new website, Sussex.com, which now serves as a "one-stop-shop" for their activities. However, the use of the royal crest and Sussex titles in their rebrand has raised eyebrows.
Angela Levin, a royal expert and biographer of Prince Harry, has called out the couple for their rebrand. She argues that they are contradicting themselves by capitalizing on the very royal connections they claim to despise. Levin believes that the Queen would be displeased with their use of a title they once disdained. She describes their actions as hypocritical and accuses them of trying to be royal once again.
A One-Stop-Shop for Activities
The newly launched website, "The Office of Prince Harry and Meghan," aims to provide personal updates about the couple that are unrelated to their organization, Archewell. It serves as a comprehensive platform for their various activities, including the Archewell Foundation, Archewell Productions, patronages, ventures, and supported organizations.
Harry and Meghan's Profiles
The website features individual profiles for both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It highlights Harry's roles as a humanitarian, military veteran, mental health advocate, and environmental campaigner. Meanwhile, Meghan is described as a feminist and champion of human rights and gender equity, having been recognized as one of the most influential women in the world.
A Royal Coat of Arms
The website also showcases a royal coat of arms, further emphasizing the couple's ties to the royal family. This inclusion has drawn attention, considering their previous departure from the Royal Family and the subsequent ban on the use of the "SussexRoyal" brand.
Financial Struggles and Controversial Donations
The rebrand comes amidst financial challenges for the couple's organization, Archewell. The Archewell Foundation reportedly operated at a loss but managed to stay afloat due to earlier donations. Notably, a significant portion of their 2021 income came from a single unidentified wealthy donor. The foundation faced scrutiny in December 2021 when it revealed a significant decrease in donations compared to the previous year.
Prince Harry's Visit to the UK
Prince Harry recently made a solo trip to the UK to meet with the King following his cancer diagnosis. However, his visit did not include a meeting with his brother, Prince William, despite spending time with their father, Prince Charles.
Despite their rebrand and controversial use of royal connections, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to navigate a complex relationship with the royal family and the public's perception of their actions.
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