William and Harry split royal households as Sussexes hire ex-Clinton advisor

Lawrence Kim
March 14, 2019

This means they will no longer share their office with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The couple will split from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Kensington Palace household in the spring.

The new household will be created with the support of the Queen and Prince Charles.

Because of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's departure from Kensington Palace, major changes are now afoot there.

Meghan and Harry will also appoint new staff, who will report to the Queen's communications secretary Donal McCabe.

In a big reorganisation of Royal Operations, The Queen is to create a new household for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Their move to Frogmore Cottage sparked speculation of an alleged rift between Kate and Meghan, although it is understood the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to move away from the bustle of London to raise their family.

On Wednesday, Meghan held a previously unannounced meeting at Kensington Palace with the Royal National Theatre's artistic director Rufus Norris and executive director Lisa Burger.

They have selected Hilliary Clinton's campaign advisor Sara Latham to head up their new communications team.

The Sussexes and Cambridges' current communications head Jason Knauf will stay with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but become their senior adviser.

His responsibilities will include advising 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.

Meanwhile, Christian Jones has been appointed as the new Communications Secretary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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