Royal households split: New advisors for Duke and Duchess of Sussex


In the meantime, they are shifting their work office to Queen's house, while Kate and William continue to stay and work out of Kensington Palace.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and Prince William.

The announcement comes weeks before the couple is expected to welcome their first child.

The Duke of Sussex has hired a former adviser to Hillary Clinton as his communications chief as he and the Duke of Cambridge go their separate ways. They'll undoubtedly have help around the estate, but this household is more like a dream-team PR crew, always at the ready to help Meghan and Harry juggle things like charities and official royal business. The Queen has already given permission for the new office to be based at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth has now agreed to allow them to set up a new base at Buckingham Palace this Spring.

Prince Harry Meghan Markle Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince Harry Meghan Markle Kate Middleton and Prince William

Some might interpret this news as evidence of the oft-rumoured "rift" between the young royals, but as the palace statement explains, it's simply business.

The Duke of Sussex now has his own private office, which has been supporting The Duchess since the engagement of Their Royal Highnesses in November 2017.

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

It is being reported that Dr. Newman is chief executive and secretary general of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, one of Meghan's royal patronages which were announced in January. Markle and Prince Harry's decision to begin forging their own path, both with their forthcoming move to Frogmore Cottage and their offices, has gained support from Prince Charles. The PEOPLE Magazine story featuring five of Meghan's friends stepping up to defend her followed by her New York Takeover for her baby shower, which was reportedly carried out without KP's involvement, suggested that Meghan and Harry are trying out new moves, working out a new strategy for their brand that may not align with the Cambridge style.

The pair seemed pleased to see each other and warmly embraced after they exchanged a cheerful greeting, Judi James claimed.

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