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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry File to Trademark Their Charity

The Duke and the Duchess are no newbies to breaking away from tradition and doing things their way

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Looks like this royal family wants to continue to give back to the community.

According to a document published on the Intellectual Property Office's website, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have filed to register the name of their charitable foundation, Sussex Royal, as a trademark.

Reuters also reports that the trademark application "covers a wide range of goods and services from books to clothing and educational and charitable campaigns."

Further, the publication states that the Intellectual Property Office said Prince Harry and Meghan's application was submitted by Sussex Royal, The Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in June and published about a week ago, on Friday, Dec. 20.

The Duke and the Duchess are no newbies to breaking away from tradition and doing things their way.

This year, the two set up their own foundation, effectively splitting from the decade-old philanthropic vehicle Royal Foundation that they shared with Prince Harry's older brother Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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For the holidays, it seems like the two parents are spending some much-needed time as a small unit in Canada.

In a statement released by their press secretary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave their followers an update on their travels abroad. The family spokesperson revealed, "Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are spending private family time in Canada."

While the spokesperson declined to reveal which province the couple took their son Archie Harrison to, they did say the family of three is "enjoying the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their young son."

The two also recently revealed their first Christmas card with son Archie on Dec. 23.

The Queen's Commonwealth Trust shared the card in the form of a GIF on Twitter, writing, "Just sharing the sweetest Christmas Card from our President and Vice-President, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Very Merry Christmas, everyone!"

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