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Meghan Markle defends website designers after taking heat for using royal titles

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Meghan Markle defends website designers after taking heat for using royal titles

On Monday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduced their new Sussex website to the world, and immediately sparked backlash for the use of their royal titles and insignia.

Amid the heat, Markle is seemingly defending the website’s designers, who she has known for years. 

In a testimonial on the website for the digital agency Article, Markle wrote, “There is a reason I have worked with Ryan and the talented team at Article for a decade: their attention to detail, their creativity and care, and the thoughtful approach to design as well as to the user experience.”

PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN MARKLE CATCH HEAT FOR USING ROYAL TITLES ON NEW SUSSEX WEBSITE

Meghan Markle smiles in one shoulder tan dress

Meghan Markle previously worked with Article for her now defunct blog, The Tig. (Robin L Marshall/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Markle previously worked with the company to produce her now defunct lifestyle blog The Tig in 2014, which she shut down in 2017, months before getting engaged to Harry.

“They’re not just designers; they are collaborators who elevate your ideas into visual identities,” her statement continued. “They’re a very special company. Plus they’re Canadian, so I’m a fan.”

Harry and Meghan at the Platinum Jubilee

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals in 2020. They have since moved to California. (Matt Dunham – WPA Pool)

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Prince Harry and Markle famously stepped away from their duties as senior royals in 2020, moving to California to raise their son Archie and later, daughter Lilibet. Amid the death of Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth, as well as the coronation of King Charles III and his subsequent health problems, the family has remained estranged.

The use of their titles and insignia on their Sussex website bewildered some on social media.

“How bloody dare they,” one disgruntled user wrote on X. 

“For two people who trashed the monarchy and called them racists They sure love milking those titles & love using all the symbols related to the Royal family,” another suggested. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smile at Kensington Palace

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launched their new website, Sussex.com. (Karwai Tang)

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On Tuesday it was also announced that Markle had inked a new podcast deal with Lemonada Media, months after the couple’s partnership with Spotify was severed.

“I’m proud to now be able to share that I am joining the brilliant team at Lemonada to continue my love of podcasting,” she said in a statement. “Being able to support a female founded company with a roster of thought provoking and highly entertaining podcasts is a fantastic way to kick off 2024.”

A solemn looking Meghan Markle in black with a tilted black hat

Meghan Markle inked a new podcast deal with Lemonada Media after her relationship with Spotify ended abruptly.  (Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Her previous podcast with Spotify, “Archetypes,” will be redistributed across all platforms by Lemonada.

“Our plan to re-release ‘Archetypes’ so that more people can now have access to it, as well as launching a dynamic new podcast are well in the works,” she added. “I’m so eager to be able to share it soon, and am overjoyed to be joining the Lemonada family.”

A representative for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Caroline Thayer is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Follow Caroline Thayer on Twitter at @carolinejthayer. Story tips can be sent to caroline.thayer@fox.com.

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