Although news of their resignation from the Royal family took the world by surprise, Prince Harry and Meghan's charitable foundation proves that they’ll still be doing plenty of philanthropic work. It was rumoured that Markle’s close friend, Jessica Mulroney, set up a website for the couple’s project, although she recently denied this.
The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that on February 19, Mulroney allegedly registered the domain name sussexglobalcharities.com through her charity, the Shoebox Project Foundation, which works to support vulnerable women.
On Sunday, February 23, the Canadian fashion stylist took to Twitter to shut these rumours down as quickly as they started. She informed her followers that the domain name doesn’t belong to her at all, but rather, someone in the United States.
“If certain investigative journalists were to do their jobs, perhaps they would see that Shoebox Project Foundation is owned by a Mr Roy in North Carolina and has no affiliations or ties to our charity The Shoebox Project. Happy Sunday,” Mulroney wrote.
Late last week it was officially announced by Buckingham Palace that the Duke and Duchess would no longer be able to use the trademarked “Sussex Royal” after they step down as senior members of the Royal family later this year.
A spokesperson from the palace said in a statement, “while the Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organisation, given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘royal,’ it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organisation when it is announced this spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ in any territory post-spring 2020.”
Prince Harry and Markle are expected to officially step away from their royal duties on March 31, according to Us Weekly.
In the meantime, the couple currently resides on Vancouver Island with their infant son Archie and has been spotted flying on commercial flights, grocery shopping, and enjoying the great outdoors of beautiful British Columbia.