Meghan Markle and Prince Harry drop Sussex Royal monogram for new Archewell logo on stationery
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have DROPPED their Sussex Royal monogram for a new Archewell logo.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially quit the Royal Family last month after stepping back from their senior roles last year to be "financially independent".
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But the ex royals faced criticism for continuing to use their original logo – which featured their initials H and M intertwined with a crown on top.
They have since started to use their Archwell branding instead, with the design featured on letters sent out by them to the public.
The new logo features the letters 'A' and 'W' and represents Meghan and Harry's personal organisation, Archwell.
It was recently captured at the top of a letter sent by the Duchess to Robert Clack school in London following her visit last year – and later shared online for International Women's Day.
The logo also features on the couple's Archwell website, which enourages 'community, service, compassion and action'.
Meghan and Harry's old website – Sussexroyal.com – is still active, although it directs visitors to Archwell.
A note at the bottom of the page reads: "Visit us at Archwell.com" as it takes users to the new site.
The changes come after Meghan and Harry were stripped of their royal patronages last month and told they could not continue with "the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service".
They controversially insisted "service is universal" and opened up about their experiences as senior royals.
The pair sent shock waves across the globe with their Oprah interview, and plunged the Royal Family in crisis talks after a series of explosive revelations.
One such revelation was that Harry had been cut off from his family financially.
He told Oprah: "We didn’t want to . . . we didn’t want to give up, or we didn’t want to turn our backs on the associations and the people that we . . . that we’ve been supporting."
He added: "We didn’t have a plan. That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford . . . afford security for us."
The pair now hope to "unleash the power of compassion" through "non-profit work within the Archewell Foundation".
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