MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are to be given their own royal household in a move which will further cut ties with Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, are to relocated their royal offices out of Kensington Palace and into Buckingham Palace after being granted permission by the Queen. The surprise decision will see the two royal couples drift further apart amid continued reports of increased tension between the ‘fab four’. However, aides of the couples have now spoken out on the situation.
A source said the move was not down to a rift and instead both brothers are on “different trajectories”. Another told the Daily Mail: “Harry is doing this with William’s support and blessing.
“This is just something that need to happen. It’s about future-proofing the monarchy.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have their own entourage and separate communication teams, meaning Meghan and Harry will no longer have to report to the Cambridge’s staff.
In the meantime the pair will be supported by the Queen and the Prince of Wales whilst key aides are put into place.
In a statement Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen has agreed to the creation of a new Household for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their marriage in May last year.
“The Household, which will be created with the support of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, will be established in the spring.
“The Duke of Sussex currently has his own private office, which has been supporting the Duchess since Their Royal Highness’s engagement in November 2017.
“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.”
In the shake-up, Meghan and Harry have appointed Sara Latham from the big public relations firm Freuds to head up their communications team.
The team includes, the Communications Secretary, Jason Knauf, who will become a “special adviser” to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Kensington Palace said his new role will include “advising their Royal Highnesses on their charitable initiatives – including work on the environment, mental health, and early childhood”.
At the end of last year Meghan and Harry confirmed they would be moving out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage, to coincide with the arrival of their first child in late Spring.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK