Today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially separated themselves from Prince William and Kate Middleton. And while we knew it was coming, that doesn’t make it any easier.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dissolved their joint court at Kensington Palace and created an office for themselves separate from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 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 changes will go into effect this spring (so, like, soon).
According to a statement from the palace, “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 couple’s offices will leave Kensington Palace and be relocated to Buckingham Palace, where their staff will join Queen Elizabeth’s. Prince William and Middleton’s office will remain in Kensington Palace, where they reside with Prince George (5), Princess Charlotte (3) and Prince Louis (9 months).