Royal household split - Prince Harry and Meghan go at it alone

Lawrence Kim
March 15, 2019

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has agreed to the creation of a new Household for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Buckingham Palace has announced.

It's been a tumultuous few months at Kensington Palace, with four of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's most-trusted staff quitting within weeks of each other, and rumours of a reported "feud" casting a shadow over the family.

The Duchess may also be hard at work on her family's move to their new home, Frogmore Cottage.

The Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge made headlines earlier this week for showing what some deemed major PDA, with Kate Middleton giving Meghan Markle a kiss on both cheeks on Monday at the Commonwealth Day service held at Westminster Abbey.

"The Duke of Sussex now has his own private office, which has been supporting The Duchess since Their Royal Highness's engagement in November 2017". The Queen has issued an approval to have Meghan and Harry to have a new base at Buckingham Palace, thus splitting up their household from the Cambridges.

Fans are predicting the royal bub will arrive at the end of April, as Meghan's sister-in-law, Kate, had her final engagement on March 22 previous year before going on maternity leave.

Sara Latham worked for both Bill Clinton in the White House in the late 1990s and she was an adviser on Hilary Clinton's failed 2016 USA presidential campaign.

Harry and Meghan have appointed Sara Latham from the big public relations firm Freuds to head up their communications team.

Speaking about the impending arrival, Meghan told Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns last week when he asked about her pregnancy: "We're almost there".

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It appears that numerous most senior staff, now at Kensington Palace, are staying to work with the Cambridges.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to have their own household, in a split from William and Kate's royal personnel.

Jason Knauf and Christian Jones, who have worked for the couple for the past year, will continue to work exclusively for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

On Twitter, 9Honey's royal commentator Victoria Arbiter explains the creation of two separate royal households is part of the wider evolution of the Royal Family.

He will no longer work for Harry and Meghan.

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