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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have once again sparked attention with their latest move, making a significant alteration to their official website. In what seems to be a direct response to critics urging them to relinquish their royal titles, the California-based couple has rebranded their primary online hub from archewell.com to sussex.com.

The revamped site now bears the name “The Office of Prince Harry & Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” This strategic rebranding, following Harry’s recent meeting with King Charles, indicates that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no intention of shedding their titles to be referred to simply as Mr and Mrs.

According to reports from Newsweek, this decision by Prince Harry may be perceived as a gamble, particularly in light of vocal criticism from Conservative lawmaker Bob Seely. In December 2023, Seely proposed a bill advocating for amendments to the Titles Deprivation Act of 1917, seeking the potential removal of titles from certain circumstances.

He has been a prominent voice urging Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to relinquish their titles, expressing in a MailOnline article that it is time for them to live by their talents without the royal designations.

Seely emphasized, “I believe it is time they dropped their titles—or were made to—and lived by their own talents if they have any to speak of.” He further asserted, “The sooner the Duke and Duchess become just Mr and Mrs Sussex, the better for us all.”

The decision by King Charles III’s younger son and daughter-in-law to formally use the Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles in such an official capacity is likely to face criticism in the UK. The popularity of the couple has notably declined since their separation from the royal family, and their latest move is expected to fuel the ongoing debate surrounding their royal status.

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