PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle’s new website could be shut down by the royal family, sources have claimed.
Archewell.com now automatically redirects to Sussex.com.
While Harry, 39, and 42-year-old Meghan ditched their Archewell website, their foundation in the same name is still in effect.
But sources now believe the use of their Sussex title and the royal crest could annoy the royal family as it “cashes in” on their firm connections.
Speaking to MailOnline, they said: “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.”
Their fresh move to rebrand as Sussex.com comes after the Queen banned the couple from using ‘SussexRoyal’ after they stepped away from royal duty four years ago.
The Queen ordered the Sussexes to mothball it in the January 2020 exit settlement, when Meghan and Harry stopped being senior members of the royal family.
But the new site still links back to the Sussex Royal website.
However, a source close to the couple has now defended the move.
They said: “Prince Harry and Meghan are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. That is a fact. It is their surname and family name.”
Visitors to that site see a notice that reads: “This site was established in 2020 and sets out the work streams of Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex prior to their move to the United States.”
A link then takes the pair back to Sussex.com.
It comes as the couple is set to appear in Vancouver this week to mark 12 months before Harry’s Invictus Games 2025.
This is the first rebrand the couple have undergone since they launched Archewell in October 2020.
They had previously used Sussex Royal setting up a website and social media profiles.
However, the couple has now been accused of “cashing in” on their royal connections – after using their royal crest.
The Duchess of Sussex worked closely with the College of Arms in London to create the design, Kensington Palace said at the time it was first revealed after their royal wedding in May 2018.
Royal expert Angela Levin today dubbed the couple “pathetic” for using the royal coat of arms.
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She told The Sun: “They are cashing in on their royal connections that they say they hate so much.
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“Queen Elizabeth II would be furious because they promised they wouldn’t do that.
“They should be stopped from using a title that they spent years insulting.”