Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially split their royal households from Prince William and Kate Middleton
Apart from creating two separate offices for the royal couples, a new household will also be created for Meghan and Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially split their royal household from that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The Kensington Palace officially announced the separation on Thursday.
According to People, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with the Cambridges have broken up their joint “court” at Kensington Palace by creating two separate offices.
Moreover, Queen Elizabeth, too, has agreed to the creation of a new household for Meghan and Harry.
The final formalities, which will be established by spring, has Prince Charles also on board. “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.
Meghan and Harry's offices will also be moved out of Kensington Palace and into Buckingham Palace, where the 92-year-old monarch resides. However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be residing at their new cottage home in Windsor later this spring.
On the other hand, Prince William and Kate will continue to reside at the Kensington Palace with their three kids: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. As per reports, Prince Harry currently has his own private office, which has been supporting both his and Meghan’s work since their engagement in November 2017.
Harry and Meghan, who are expecting their first child in late April this year, are also going to appoint new communication staff for their needs, and who will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team and report to The Queen’s Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe. As per multiple reports, Sara Latham, who acted as the senior advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, has been appointed to head communications for the Sussexes. In the meantime, Kensington Palace will continue to support Meghan and Harry until that team is in place.
In a tweet on Friday, the Palace announced that Jason Knauf has been appointed as Senior Adviser to Prince William and Kate, while Christian Jones will act as their Communications Secretary.
Knauf's responsibilities will mainly include advising Their Royal Highnesses on their charitable initiatives – including work on the environment, mental health, and early childhood – and supporting a review of the charitable structures that underpin their work.