Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially split their royal household

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

The Queen announced the Sussexes will have their own Household - which will be created with the support of both the Queen and the Prince of Wales.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially received Queen Elizabeth II's blessing with the announcement that a new royal household will be created, allowing them to split from Kensington Palace.

It all comes following reports that the expectant Duchess and Duke were planning to move out of their place on the grounds of Kensington Palace, where Kate Middleton, Prince William and their family reside, to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle later this month.

The Duchess of Sussex has no new public duties on her calendar, so royal watchers may have to wait until she has her baby in April to see her again.

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

"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".

Harry and Meghan have appointed Sara Latham, a public relations heavyweight and former senior adviser on Hillary Clinton's 2016 USA presidential campaign, as their head of communications.

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

Meghan's female bodyguard was next to quit and now her private secretary Amy Pickerill is stepping down.

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.

Daily Star Online has approached Kensington Palace for comment.

His Deputy, Christian Jones, who recently joined from the Treasury, will be promoted to Communications Secretary to Kate and William.

What does it all mean?

It also reflects the harsh reality that William is the senior brother, who will one day be King. The baby will be seventh in line to the British throne after Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children and Prince Harry.

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