On Tuesday, documents filed with Companies House showed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had appointed a voluntary liquidator to begin shutting down the business.
The couple, who used the Sussex Royal title both as the name of their charity and on their official social media accounts before stepping down as senior royals, first changed the name of the charity in MWX Trading in August. 2020.
The change came after it was agreed that the Duke and Duchess, who have since moved to California with their son Archie, would stop using the title ‘royal’ as part of their branding.
Although the couple never revealed what the new name represented, the Daily mail reports that it may have been Markle Windsor or Mountbatten Windsor.
According to documents filed with Companies House, the couple first applied for a “special resolution” for MWX Trading on May 4, before today appointing the voluntary liquidator.
The couple’s decision to continue severing ties with the UK and shutting down the business, which they first launched in July 2019 after parting ways with the foundation they shared with Prince William and Kate Middleton, comes after the creation of their new charity called Archewell, named in honor of their son.
Since moving to the United States, the Duke and Duchess have launched a number of projects through their Archewell Foundation, most recently including a fundraiser for vaccine equity in honor of the anniversary of Archie.