Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's "cash bid" is "breaking the law dangerously"

25-11-2022

By Aarti Rawat

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Sussex brand has reportedly "trespassed into dangerous territory."

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In Battle of Brothers, royal biographer Robert Lacey claims this. It follows the couple's WIPO branding application.

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In Battle of Brothers, royal biographer Robert Lacey claims this. It follows the couple's WIPO branding application.

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In Battle of Brothers, royal biographer Robert Lacey claims this. It follows the couple's WIPO branding application.

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"Again, Harry had failed to seek advice from the Queen about a major topic involving his royal task and image — and the image of the king as a whole," Mr. Lacey wrote in his book.

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The crown's authority was one of Elizabeth II's non-negotiables.

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Mr. Lacey added that the couple "trespassed dangerously on that authority" by not disclosing their "plans to market merchandise under their royal trademark."

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Mainly because "To develop and market the crown required the crown's consent — and the Sussexes had not sought that."

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"Spotting when things were going wrong," the monarch flew in to fix things. She helped "develop a strategy she strongly hoped would make things simpler.

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Her "soft spot" for Harry and the exciting idea of a "new dimension that a mixed-race trainee brought to the Windsor identity" drove this.

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