It’s official: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s charity is undergoing a name change.
The couple’s organization will now be called The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, according to People magazine.
The news comes just a few months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed that they were parting ways with William and Kate to create their very own charity, Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. (Quite the mouthful, eh?)
The original charity, The Royal Foundation, was founded in 2009 by Prince William, Prince Harry and Middleton. When Markle married into the family, the name was changed to The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
While the initial plan was to jointly run the charity, it appears there was a rather large change of plans. Not long after they joined forces, Harry and Meghan announced that they were separating from Will and Kate’s Royal Foundation to pursue a charitable endeavor of their own.
Yes, it’s a bizarre move. But according to royal experts, the separation is a natural progression, especially since the couples aren’t permanently parting ways. “Both couples will continue to work together on projects in the future, including on The Foundation’s mental health program, Heads Together,” the palace’s statement read.
Well, it was fun while it lasted.