Queen wins legal battle after refusing to back down

Queen Elizabeth has won a legal battle against a former employee of Prince Charles. 

Her Majesty was deeply upset when Grant Harrold, 42, who worked as a butler for Prince Charles, tried to trademark the name The Royal Butler for his etiquette training firm.

Lawyers acting on behalf of the Queen took strong action against the ex-staffer when he tried to launch the business using the title.

Grant Harrold

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Grant worked for Prince Charles between 2005 and 2011 and is now a regular guest on popular TV shows, talking about working for the royal family and giving advice. 

He applied to register the trademark 'The Royal Butler' and claimed he had been given permission to use it by senior members of the Royal Household as part of a settlement agreement when he quit his job.

But the Queen disagreed that conversation had ever taken place and lawyers insisted no consent was given by the monarch or the Cabinet Office. 

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The Queen is known to guard the term royal very carefully and has forbidden her grand son Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle from using the title for their own Sussex Royal business. 

After the pair stepped down from being senior working members of the royal family, the Queen refused to let them use the term in any of their new business ventures much to the dismay of both Harry and Meghan. 

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