Meghan and Harry seem to be going to great lengths to establish their individuality within the royal household.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in their latest move to distance themselves from Prince William and Kate Middleton, have decided to break away from the charity foundation they set up jointly with the Kensington royals.
According to reports, just 15 months after appearing together at the Royal Foundation charity event, where Harry and Meghan made their first appearance to promote the initiative with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the couple are set to break away.
It was at the same event that the royals were given the monicker 'Fab Four'. Although the event was set to be an annual occurrence, it turns out that it was the first and the last.
From now on, both couples are planning to pursue their charitable interests separately, the Sun reported.
Royal aides, however, claim that it won't be the end of the four supporting one another on individual projects.
What's surprising about the royals breaking away from the charity is that the Royal Foundation had aimed to harness the combined star power of each of its members. The split follows Harry and Meghan leaving Kensington Palace to make their own home away from Kate and William.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with the Cambridges, had also broken up their joint “court” at Kensington Palace by creating two separate offices.
“This long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess’s work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage,” a statement from the palace read at the time.
Meghan and Harry have been residing at their new cottage home in Windsor since before their baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born.
On the other hand, Prince William and Kate continue to reside at the Kensington Palace with their three kids: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
A source revealed that things "got very bad between the brothers" after the Royal wedding. Another said that the couples had only been offered two options with regards to the charity: continue as things are or split. They said that "all the mood music" suggests the Sussexes will break off, but added nothing has been finalized.
The Cambridges are more constitutionally constrained, sources added, whereas the Susesxes have more freedom.
A board meeting on June 19 is reportedly expected to confirm that the Royal Foundation members will go their separate ways. William and Harry founded the Royal Foundation 10 years ago to run their charitable ventures together.
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