Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Replace Royal Monogram With Archewell Logo 1 Month After They Confirmed They Were No Longer Working Members Of The Royal Family
Just one month after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were no longer working members of the royal family, the couple have replaced their royal monogram with their Archewell logo.
In a letter the former actress wrote to a British school to celebrate International Women's Day, it features a capitalized A and W in a black oval.
“We had a very special delivery this week. It has been lovely to share this letter and advice with the students and remember our International Women’s Day celebrations last year,” the school — which posted the letter on Twitter — wrote on social media.
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"It was this time a year ago that I had the pleasure of meeting so many of you during my visit to celebrate International Women's Day and mark the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act," Meghan, 39, wrote. "I look back on that day with such fond memories, and think of you all frequently, especially recognising how difficult it's been for students and families during the past year."
However, the Suits star still signed the note as "Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex," referring to her royal status.
In February, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the two would have to give up their patronages, as they are no longer working members of the royal family. “Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the statement read. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”
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However, the pair made it clear that they will continue to “remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
Last year, expert Iain MacMarthanne said “monograms are used by all members of the Royal Family, either an individual letter or, when a couple, both letters intertwined."
But “as things presently stand, in the event of Charles becoming king, the Duke of Sussex would continue to be able to use this monogram."