Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially change title from Sussex Royal to MWX Foundation

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially changed the name of their Sussex Royal charity to MWX Foundation.

The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, agreed to stop using their ‘Sussex Royal’ brand after officially walking away from The Firm on April 1 of this year.

Their departure – dubbed Megxit – sparked talks with aides, which ended with the agreement that they could not use the word ‘royal’ as part of a new branding.

Now documents have been released revealing that the official name change from “Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex” to MWX Foundation was registered on August 5th.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially changed the name of their Sussex Royal Foundation to MWX Foundation

The name could be the abbreviation of the Markle Windsor Foundation.

At the end of July, Prince Harry and Meghan made an astonishing U-turn in just nine minutes by withdrawing a formal notice to change the name of their charitable foundation.

Documents relating to a formal winding-up order said the directors, including Harry and Meghan, would replace it with the MWX Foundation upon its dissolution.

A formal document to formalize the name change – called a name change notice – was then filed within hours of the details being released.

Publicly available documents showed the official change of the Sussex Royal Foundation to MWX Foundation on August 5.

Publicly available documents showed the official change of the Sussex Royal Foundation to MWX Foundation on August 5.

But nine minutes later at 11:46 a.m., a notification was sent by Companies House that the same document had been withdrawn.

Documents filed at Companies House also revealed that Meghan and five other trustees of the foundation had stepped down, leaving Prince Harry as sole trustee.

Harry and Meghan have agreed to stop using their ‘Sussex Royal’ brand after officially walking away from The Firm on April 1 of this year.

Their departure – dubbed Megxit – sparked talks with aides, which ended with the agreement that they could not use the word ‘royal’ as part of a new branding.

The Duke and Duchess agreed to stop using their 'Sussex Royal' brand after officially walking away from The Firm on April 1 of this year (pictured, their monogram)

The Duke and Duchess agreed to stop using their ‘Sussex Royal’ brand after officially walking away from The Firm on April 1 of this year (pictured, their monogram)

This isn’t the first time the MWX brand has been linked to the couple after they formed MWX Trading Ltd last August, appointing their attorney, Gerrard Tyrrell, as secretary.

They registered it at Companies House and previously used the company to file trademarks, which included the name Travalyst.

Sussex Royal was also the title of their Instagram page and website, which still carry the name.

The couple used their social media to set up tours, talks and speeches the couple attended and delivered.

MEGHAN AND HARRY PIVOT: After officially changing the title from Sussex Royal Foundation to MWX Foundation (Markle Windsor Foundation), new details regarding Sussex's California careers emerged this week, claiming the couple would move from speaking engagements to 'producing' as a former royals trying to make a living in Hollywood.

The departure of Prince Harry and Meghan – dubbed Megxit – sparked talks with aides, which ended with agreement they could not use the word ‘royal’ as part of a new branding

They said of the July transition: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not plan to create a ‘foundation’, but rather intend to develop a new way of making changes and complementing them. efforts of so many excellent foundations around the world.

“The creation of this non-profit entity will add to their cause-driven work to which they remain deeply committed.

“As the Duke and Duchess focus on plans to create a new non-profit organization, given the UK government’s specific rules regarding the use of the word ‘Royal’, it has therefore been agreed that their organization nonprofit will not use the name. ‘Sussex Royal’ or any other iteration of ‘Royal’. ‘

After announcing the launch of a new Archewell charity in the United States in April, the couple said they were “looking forward” to starting the foundation, which will replace their Sussex Royal brand.

A separate source also claimed the couple traveled to school from their $ 14 million Montecito mansion (pictured) by helicopter rather than making the four-hour round trip to Watts by car  Traveling by helicopter would have cut the 102 mile trip to just an hour each way, albeit at a cost of at least $ 1,500, plus an additional wait time.

The new name comes weeks after the couple moved into their new $ 14 million Santa Barbara mansion

The latest step in the closure of Sussex Royal comes after the fallout from the Finding Freedom biography, which exposed the resentment and mistrust that led Harry and Meghan to step down from the Royal Family.

It has been reported that Harry and Meghan plan to focus on helping other charities and good causes such as their new Archewell Foundation which has yet to be properly launched.

Responding to media reports in April on Archewell, the Duke and Duchess said they were focusing their efforts on the coronavirus pandemic but felt “compelled” to reveal details of the business.

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