Meghan and Harry trolled over foundation name reveal

Harry and Meghan at The Lion King premiere. Photo: PA

The name of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new foundation has been revealed, and been trolled almost in the same breath.

Meghan and Harry, officially separated from their joint organisation (The Royal Foundation) with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last month.

The couple’s new charity name will be Sussex Royal, which was registered with Companies House on July 1, but has only just become public knowledge.

Some royal insiders are said to be ‘shocked’ by the name choice and have “likened it to the Jersey Royal potato”, according to The Sun.

The inversion of the traditional ‘royal Sussex’ has apparently rendered an otherwise normal sounding name vegetative.

“The new name is all about Harry and Meghan building their brand and doing it their way,” a royal source told the newspaper.

“But the name is a little surprising as we were expecting something a bit more traditional.”

Royal experts expected the Duke and Duchess to follow the Cambridge's lead with a traditional name. Photo: Getty Images

No surprises

However, given that Meghan and Harry’s Instagram account is called @SussexRoyal, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

The couple’s first project will reportedly focus on the conservation and protection of lions, and will be announced before their tour of Africa this autumn.

The duke and duchess attended The Lion King premiere in London last weekend, which was held in support of Harry’s conservation and communities work.

Since The Lion King was first released 25 years ago, half of Africa’s lions have disappeared. Lions face rising threats, such as poaching, loss of prey and destruction of habitats.

However, research shows the lion population can recover.

Meghan is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to baby Archie in May, but she has attended engagements such as Trooping the Colour, Wimbledon and Harry and William’s polo match. She will celebrate her 38th birthday on August 4.

It’s not known when the new mum will ‘officially’ return to work, but it’s rumoured she will attend the One Young World summit in London in October. However, considering Meghan’s already been out and about a number of times since Archie’s arrival, we’ll likely see her again before that.

In fact, Harry and Meghan’s Africa tour could well happen before October.

Harry currently has no engagements scheduled, but it’s likely that he, Meghan and Archie will spend some time with the Queen at her Balmoral estate in Scotland this summer.

The duke and Duchess will likely spend time with The Queen at Balmoral Castle. Photo: Getty Images

With reporting by Danielle Stacey.

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