Meghan Markle’s BFF Jessica Mulroney Denies Setting Up a Secret Website for the Duke and Duchess

Mehera Bonner
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From Cosmopolitan

Yesterday, a Daily Mail report dropped that Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney had allegedly registered a new domain for Meghan and Prince Harry. According to said report, Jessica “registered the website last Wednesday through her charity the Shoebox Project Foundation, which supports vulnerable women.” So yeah, obviously a lot of people assumed that “Sussex Global Charities” could be in the running for Harry and Meghan’s new charity name.

But turns out, the Shoebox Project Foundation in question has nothing to do with Jessica—something she made clear on Twitter:

“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.”

Glad that’s cleared up! But why do the Sussexes even need a new name, you ask? Meghan and Harry actually just announced that they won’t be using the word “royal” after stepping down from the fam, which is kinda a problem considering both their website and Instagram are “Sussex Royal.”

In their statement, the couple wrote:

“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 will not utilise the name ‘Sussex Royal’ or any other iteration of ‘Royal.’

“For the above reason, the trademark applications that had been filed as protective measures and that reflected the same standard trademarking requests as done for The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been removed.”

They also noted that “While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word ‘Royal’ overseas, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ or any iteration of the word ‘Royal’ in any territory (either within the UK or otherwise) when the transition occurs Spring 2020.”

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