Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Officially Shut Down Sussex Royal Charity

A source tells BAZAAR that "paperwork has been filed."

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It truly is the end of an era for Sussex fans. A source tells that "paperwork has been filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission to formally close the charity [Sussex Royal] down."

Upon stepping down from their roles as senior members of the royal family, Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) and Prince Harry (opens in new tab) agreed to no longer use the name Sussex Royal (opens in new tab). As a result, "the charity formally enters a period of 'solvent liquidation,'" per a source.

It's already been revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to start a new organization, Archewell, following their move to Los Angeles. However, the official process to close down Sussex Royal is now underway. A source reveals to, "During this period all Trustees will step down from their roles, except for The Duke of Sussex who will formally remain as a Director and Trustee until the liquidation process is complete. The Duke and Duchess remain incredibly grateful for the support and guidance the Trustees have given during this period."

The source also notes that "the sole programme in operation and development at the charity has been the sustainable travel and tourism initiative, Travalyst. Travalyst is now operating as an independent non-profit based in the UK, and all assets from Sussex Royal will transfer over."

This week, Us Weekly (opens in new tab) also reported that Prince Harry is no longer using his HRH title (opens in new tab) on the Travalyst website (opens in new tab). The publication noted, "The website’s mission statement previously read that the program was led by 'HRH The Duke of Sussex.' Now, the description reads, 'led by The Duke of Sussex.'"

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