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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Bios Receive Major Update on Official Royal Website

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's individual bios have been pulled from the Royal.UK site in favor of a joint profile

<p>Joshua Sammer/Getty</p> Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany on September 16, 2023.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany on September 16, 2023.

Courtiers have refreshed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s biographies on the royal family’s official website.

As of Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bios on "The Royal Family" page of Royal.UK have been merged into a single profile. Prince Harry, 39, and Meghan, 42, previously had separate bios on the royal family’s website, which serves as a virtual home for information and updates on the modern monarchy.

Fan blog Gert’s Royals quickly caught the change, noting that Prince Harry and Meghan’s respective biographies have been removed altogether in favor of a joint profile. A click into the page, which is at the bottom of The Royal Family tab next to Prince Andrew’s profile is topped by a statement about the couple’s step back from their royal roles in 2020.

"As announced in January 2020, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stepped back as working members of The Royal Family. The couple married in St George's Chapel, Windsor on 19 May 2018 and have two children: Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex," the statement says, referring to the couple’s 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter.

<p>Andrew Chin/Getty </p> Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025's One Year To Go Winter Training Camp on February 14, 2024 in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025's One Year To Go Winter Training Camp on February 14, 2024 in Whistler, British Columbia.

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The page breaks Harry and Meghan's biographies under the headings "About the Duke of Sussex" and "About the Duchess of Sussex," recapping highlights like Prince Harry’s decade of service in the British Army and establishment of the Invictus Games alongside Meghan’s seven seasons on Suits and lifestyle blog The Tig.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously had longer bios on the Royal.UK site, and Harry’s profile had a heading titled "Supporting the Monarch"

In a clue to the recency of the refresh, Prince Harry and Meghan’s new shared bio says, "Information about the current work of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex can be found on their official website: sussex.com."

<p>Andrew Chin/Getty</p> Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025's One Year To Go Winter Training Camp on February 15, 2024 in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistlers 2025's One Year To Go Winter Training Camp on February 15, 2024 in Whistler, British Columbia.

On Feb. 12, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quietly launched a new website featuring a log of their latest endeavors, biographies and links to their Archewell Foundation organization and Archewell Productions hub. Around the same time, PEOPLE confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan were continuing tradition and using Sussex as their children’s surname. It’s tradition for royal parents to use their titles for their children’s last names, and Prince Harry was known as Harry Wales in school and in the Army to reflect King Charles’ Prince of Wales title at the time.

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The launch of sussex.com did not come without criticism in the U.K., as Prince Harry and Meghan were accused of trying to reclaim royal status through the rebrand. The site prominently features their "Sussex" titles, which they received as a gift from Queen Elizabeth on their royal wedding day, plus Meghan's coat of arms, which incorporates Prince Harry's crest.

In response to the backlash in the British press, which arrived amid their trip to Canada for the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025’s One Year to Go event, a representative for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly told The Mirror: "We’ve heard time and time again that certain opportunities are make or break for the couple. They’re still here."

"They’re still working and pursuing what they believe in, despite constantly being challenged and criticized," the statement continued. "This couple will not be broken."

In another digital update, Meghan unveiled a lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, on March 14. The Duchess of Sussex dropped a new website and Instagram page for the project last Thursday, and a source exclusively tells PEOPLE that American Riviera Orchard "will reflect everything that she loves — family, cooking, entertaining and home décor."

<p>American Riviera Orchard</p> The current website landing page for American Riviera Orchard.

American Riviera Orchard

The current website landing page for American Riviera Orchard.

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"She is excited about her latest, personal venture," the source says. "This is something she’s been wanting to do for a while. She is excited to share her style and things that she loves."

According to a trademark application, Meghan is pursuing permission to sell tablewares, cookbooks, jarred food products and more — themes reminiscent of the content Meghan spotlighted on her lifestyle blog The Tig, which she shuttered in 2017 while dating Harry.

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