Prince Harry and Meghan have officially split royal households from Prince William and Kate.
On Thursday, the Palace announced that the Sussexes and the Cambridges have broken up their joint “court” at Kensington Palace by creating two separate offices.
We’ve already known that Harry and Meghan will move to Frogmore Cottage ahead of the arrival of their first child. But, now it has been revealed that they are moving their offices too.
In a statement released on Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace revealed: “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.”
It continued: “The Duke of Sussex currently has his own private office, which has been supporting The Duchess since the engagement of Their Royal Highnesses 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.
“The Queen has given permission for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to base their Household Office at Buckingham Palace. Their Royal Highnesses will appoint new communications staff, who will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team and report to The Queen’s Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe. Kensington Palace will continue to support Their Royal Highnesses until that team is in place.”
Harry and Meghan have appointed Sara Latham, a former senior advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, to head up communications and reporting directly to The Queen’s Communication Secretary.
Jason Knauf, who was formerly Communications Secretary to both couples, has been promoted to Senior Adviser to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Christian Jones, who has also worked for both couples, on the other hand, has been appointed as Communications Secretary to William and Kate.
Considering that William will one day become of Wales and then King, it was always the long-term plan for Harry and William to have their own households.
According to sources the move had nothing to do with any rumors of rifts between the two couples.