Hundreds of Megxit merchandise from cushions to mugs flood Amazon
Not quite the branding they hoped for! Hundreds of Megxit merchandise from cushions to mugs flood Amazon and eBay after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s historic royal walkout
- Customers can choose from more than 250 items on Amazon and 50 on eBay
- Other websites such as Etsy, Zazzle and Redbubble also selling themed clothes
- T-shirts say ‘Keep calm and Megxit on’ and ‘Keep calm and cut the cord #Megxit’
- Tote bags or cushions with ‘Happy Megxit’ next to Union Jack and Canadian flag
From mugs to T-shirts and cushions to bags, traders are cashing in on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping down as senior royals with ‘Megxit’ merchandise.
Customers can already choose from more than 250 items on Amazon and 50 on eBay, while other websites such as Etsy are also selling themed clothes.
They can buy a T-shirt on Zazzle for £18.50 which reads: ‘Keep calm and Megxit on’, while another on Redbubble for £15 says: ‘Keep calm and cut the cord #Megxit.’
It comes despite Harry and Meghan trademarking their Sussex Royal brand on more than 100 items including pencils, socks and bookmarks more than six months ago.
Customers can buy a T-shirt on Zazzle for £18.50 which reads: ‘Keep calm and Megxit on’
An £11.20 mug on Etsy says: ‘Megxit, noun. 1. When you leave that toxic relationship and start living your best life. Ex: Harry pulled a Megxit and is moving to Canada’
Amazon buyers can get cushions with ‘Happy Megxit’ next to the Union Jack and Canadian flag
One T-shirt available on Redbubble for £15 says: ‘Keep calm and cut the cord #Megxit’
An £11.20 mug on Etsy says: ‘Megxit, noun. 1. When you leave that toxic relationship and start living your best life. Ex: Harry pulled a Megxit and is moving to Canada.’
Amazon customers can buy a mug saying: ‘Meghan put the Me in Megxit’, or tote bags and cushions with ‘Happy Megxit’ next to the Union Jack and Canadian flag.
They can also purchase a ‘Support Megxit’ iPhone grip and stand for £12 on Amazon.
It comes after the Queen backed Harry and Meghan’s wish to quit frontline royal duties, become financially independent and live part of the year in Canada.
People can also purchase a ‘Support Megxit’ iPhone grip and stand for £12 on Amazon
Amazon customers can buy a mug costing £13 saying: ‘Meghan put the Me in Megxit’
‘Happy Megxit’ tote bags are also available to buy on Amazon for £7.75
A Harry and Meghan mug featuring an engagement photo is available on Amazon for £12
The large collection of items are already on sale just five days since Harry and Meghan announced their decision in a statement on Instagram last Thursday.
After a Sandringham summit yesterday, the Queen issued a statement sanctioning Harry and Meghan’s new ‘independent life’ away from full-time royal duties.
She also said they would begin a transition period living in the UK and Canada, in her first public comments since Meghan and Harry released their bombshell statement.
The Queen also expressed regret at the Sussexes’ wish to step back as senior royals, but said her family ‘respect and understand’ their desire for more independence.
A long-sleeve T-shirt with the words ‘#Megxit 2020’ is available on Amazon for £22
Customers can also buy a ‘Happy Megxit’ keyring with the two flags on Amazon for £5
Amazon customers can also buy a T-shirt for £22 saying: ‘We out. Harry, Meghan & Archie’
Another themed shirt available on Amazon, for £28, is one saying: ‘We will deliver #Megxit’
Harry and Meghan appear intent on turning their brand into a global empire after stamping their name on goods and services with trademark applications last June.
The Sussexes want to put their name on dozens of products including T-shirts, hoodies, journals and gloves for their newly-created foundation Sussex Royal.
Retail expert Andy Barr said last week that he would expect Harry and Meghan’s new Sussex Royal product empire to generate revenues of £400million.
Revealed: Sussexroyal.com website was registered nearly a YEAR ago and created by SAME Toronto firm behind Meghan Markle’s lifestyle blog The Tig (and they’re ALREADY bragging about their new royal client)
By Ed Riley and Danyal Hussain for MailOnline
January 9, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new website was designed by a digital agency based in Toronto – the same firm behind her now closed lifestyle blog.
The sussexroyal.com page, launched just moments after announcing they were stepping back from royal duties, was created by a company called Article.
It lists its clients as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Meghan’s blog The Tig, which she closed in April 2017, a few months before the couple announced their engagement in November that year.
On Article’s website madebyarticle.com, it says it makes ‘sh*t happen for clients in any country’ adding that their clients range from ‘national brands to lifestyle influencers.’
The move suggests Meghan had a controlling hand in the design and implementation of sussexroyal.com, after previously having dealings with them.
It was first registered 10 months ago in March last year, and has been secretly developed since then. It is currently unclear exactly how much it would have cost to develop the page, and who paid for it.
The Duke and Duchess would have had opportunity to plan the page and work with designers during the six week break from official duties, much of which was spent in Canada with son Archie.
Toronto was where Meghan lived for seven years while she starred in US drama suits, and where the couple first started dating back in 2016.
Prince Harry and Meghan unveiled a slick new website just moments after announcing they were stepping back from royal duties
A list of clients on the Article website, showing Meghan Markle’s ex lifestyle blog The Tig (left)
An image from the new website carrying a quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which reads: ‘Do your little bit of good where you are: it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued a bombshell statement on Instagram saying they plan to ‘step back’ as senior royals and divide their time between the UK and North America
Under a list of clients, they include The Tig, her old lifestyle blog, alongside sussexroyal.com and a list of other major corporate clients like the fashion firm Diane von Furstenberg, Canadian based fast food chain Tim Hortons and children’s television channel Nickleodeon.
On the about page of the website, Made by Article write: ‘We make digital products and experiences for every platform, and we make sh*t happen for clients in any country. Those clients range from national brands to lifestyle influencers.
‘While we don’t choose projects based on size, we are particular about fit. We look for clients who value the same things we do: Good design, strategic innovation, and strong relationships based on mutual respect and collaboration.
‘Most importantly, we’re looking for clients who share our desire to produce great work. Because along with digital products, we’re also building a reputation.’
Posts on the website detail the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ‘new working model’, explaining how they intend to go forward in a ‘progressive new role’
They list their new media relations policy, the future of their charities and also explained how they will be funded after claiming that they want to be financially independent.
Sussexroyal.com also said the couple ‘value the ability to earn a professional income, which in the current structure they are prohibited from doing
In one astonishing statement, they complained they had been unable to earn their own money as senior royals.
Until now Harry and Meghan have been ‘prohibited from earning any income in any form’ – as they pointed out last night in the lengthy post on their official website.
They will give up their income from the Sovereign Grant – the money taxpayers give to the Queen every year – and launch themselves onto the international celebrity circuit.
They will need to strike lucrative commercial deals to maintain the lavish lifestyle to which they are comfortably accustomed.
Sussexroyal.com also said the couple ‘value the ability to earn a professional income, which in the current structure they are prohibited from doing.
The website added that the Duke and Duchess will also continue to base themselves at Frogmore Cottage, with the Queen’s permission.
Taxpayers will also still be expected to pay for their security.
Referring to armed security by the Metropolitan Police mandated by the Home Office, the site said: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are classified as internationally protected people which mandates this level of security.’
Harry and Meghan also aimed another blast at the British media and what they call its ‘misreporting’.
They announced they would be withdrawing from the ‘royal rota’ system, which allows British newspaper, television and radio organisations to cover their work in recognition of the monarchy being a publicly-funded organisation.
UK media are currently entitled to cover their engagements in an impartial manner without control from royal officials.
The couple say they now intend to offer access to specially-invited media and dispense news via their own official communications and social media channels.
On their new website, the duke and duchess said they believe this policy will reflect ‘both their forthcoming independence as members of the Royal Family’ and their wish to ‘reshape and broaden access to their work’.
They also attacked the British media’s body of royal correspondents, claiming: ‘Regrettably, stories that may have been filed accurately by royal correspondents are also often edited or rewritten by media editorial teams to present false impressions.’
The website added that the Duke and Duchess will also continue to base themselves at Frogmore Cottage, with the Queen’s permission
A statement added: ‘Their Royal Highnesses recognise that their roles as members of the Royal Family are subject to interest, and they welcome accurate and honest media reporting, as well as being held to account if appropriate.
‘Equally, like every member of society, they also value privacy as individuals and as a family.’
The site also listed the various charities that the Duke and Duchess are patron of and explained how they intend to continue representing the Queen and strengthening the Commonwealth.
A statement said: ‘As they move to become members of the Royal Family, with financial independence, their commitment to The Monarch is resolute, and they aim to continue to fly the flag for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as called upon.’
The couple say they now intend to offer access to specially-invited media and dispense news via their own official communications and social media channels
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