'We Deplore Them': Lady Colin Campbell Shreds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Over Latest Sussex Name 'Hijacking'

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Lady Colin Campbell has criticized Harry and Meghan's use of 'Sussex.'

Feb. 21 2024, Published 6:46 p.m. ET

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Lady Colin Campbell has once again roasted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and this time over their Sussex.com website.

"It is not only an imposition to the people of Sussex but is also an impertinence, in that their website has nothing to do with the county, but the domain name gives the misleading impression that it does," the aristocrat dished.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are accused of 'assuming' the name Sussex, which is part of a ducal title.

"The geographic assignment of their title might share a name with the county, but they are not representatives of the county, nor do many of its residents share their values," she added. "In fact, many deplore what they represent, and it would surely have been more appropriate for them to have had a domain name along the lines of dukeandduchessofsussex.co.uk."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's revamped website is causing more headaches than initially thought for the royals, and certain actions on it may even be against the law.

"When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex scooted off first to Canada and then to California, which was probably always her intended destination, it was made clear to them that although they would retain the honorific titles Her Royal Highness and His Royal Highness, Their Royal Highnesses, they were not allowed to use those letters," royal journalist Michael Cole explained when pointing out the new drama.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a film premiere, January 23, 2024.

Harry and Meghan's new digital landing pages display their royal coat of arms, styles and titles, amidst their business endeavors for private gain, which Cole claims would be "illegal" if they did. Senior or junior British royals are not allowed to use their regal status as a means to make money, which the late Queen Elizabeth II reportedly made "crystal clear" to the couple. The veteran reporter also highlighted how the name "Sussex" is not to be used as a surname.

"In fact, it's not correct to say that Sussex is their surname," he added. "Sussex is two rather lovely counties in this country, West Sussex and East Sussex. But Prince Harry's birth name was Mountbatten Windsor. That's the family name of the royal family of this country. It's the House of Windsor, but the actual name the children are born into is Mountbatten Windsor."

When asked about how the royals would react to the latest breach of protocol by the California transplants, Cole reiterated how much of the palace response is always a matter of watch and see.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's latest actions regarding their title are said to have King Charles III and Queen Camilla 'livid.'

"This is going to cause some annoyance at Buckingham Palace," he continued. "Whether they will formally reprimand them, ask them to cease using it, cease and desist remains to be seen, but it is not a good look and it will not endear them to anybody within the royal family in this country."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Vancouver, Canada, on Valentine's Day 2024.

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The Sun reported on Campbell's remarks.

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