Prince Harry Asks to Be Introduced Without Royal Title at Scotland Event

February 26, 2020
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Can we have one Prince Harry, hold the "Prince"?

Harry is back across the pond — but something's a little different this time.

The Duke of Sussex made his first return to the United Kingdom since announcing he and his wife Meghan Markle would step down from their official royal duties in January.

The former member of the British monarchy was photographed carrying his own bags at a train station in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is attending a working summit on Wednesday for Travalyst, the sustainable travel initiative he launched last year, reported Good Morning America.

The former royal asked to be introduced as just "Harry" at the event.

"This was an informal event with a lot of people from the tourism and leisure industry meeting for the first time and I think Harry was keen to break the ice and to make it clear he was there in a personal capacity," ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie told GMA. "This wasn’t a royal engagement and there was no palace presence."

Going forward, Harry and Meghan will not be able to use their HRH titles and will no longer represent Her Majesty. Back in January, Buckingham Palace announced these guidelines.

Harry’s wife did not attend the event. The couple is currently living on Vancouver Island with their 9-month-old son Archie.

Meghan and Harry are now going to have to rebrand. The duo will no longer be allowed to use the “Sussex Royal” name in any capacity “post Spring 2020.”

"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, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation," the statement read.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020. The trademark applications that were filed as protective measures, acting on advice from and following the same model for The Royal Foundation, have been removed."

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