It’s confirmed: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are forming their own royal household

After months of speculation, Buckingham Palace has now confirmed the Sussexes will be splitting from the Kensington Palace royal court.
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Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will indeed be forming their own royal household within the next few weeks.

While it’s well known that the royal couple are set to move out of their cottage at Kensington Palace where Prince William and Duchess Kate also reside, speculation began circulating that the ‘Fab Four’ would be splitting their staff to form their own royal court too.

Prince William and Prince Harry have been sharing their royal staff for ten years.

And now, after months of speculation, the Palace released a statement on Thursday 14 March to confirm the news.

The ‘Fab Four’ attending a Christmas Day service in 2018. (Image: Getty)

“The Queen has agreed to the creation of a new Household of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their marriage in May last year,” the statement begins.

“The Household, which will be created with the support of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, will be established in spring.

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

“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 Queen has given permission for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to base their Household Office at Buckingham Palace.

“Their Royal Highnesses will appoint new communications staff, who will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team and report to The Queen’s Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe.

“Kensington Palace will continue to support Their Royal Highnesses until that team is in place.”

The couple will be moving into their first family home, Frogmore Cottage, in the upcoming weeks which is situated at Windsor. (Image: Getty)

According to Hello! the couple have appointed Sara Latham as head of communications, who is the former senior advisor on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 US presidential campaign, and who will, as the statement says, report to the Queen’s communication secretary.

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

According to Harpers Bazaar‘s royal commentator Omid Scobie, Knauf has been appointed as senior advisor to William and Kate, who will help to advise the couple on their charitable initiatives and supporting a review of charitable structures that unpin their work.

Jones, who turned heads for his good looks in January when he stepped out with Duchess Meghan as her new press secretary, has now been appointed as William and Kate’s communications secretary.

It’s thought that Meghan’s final public engagement was Monday’s attendance at Canada House and the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. (Image: Getty)

Just a few weeks away from the birth of their first child, it’s going to be a busy for few weeks for the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, as the Duchess is set to take her maternity leave from royal duties and the pair gear up to move into their new home at Windsor, Frogmore Cottage.

While it’s been reported that Meghan’s final public engagement before she gives birth was on Monday for the Commonwealth Day celebrations and service, she is thought to still be attending a few private meeting before she puts her feet up for the final month of her pregnancy.

With Prince Harry currently sixth in line for the throne, his first child with Meghan will become seventh in line, bumping his uncle, Prince Andrew, down to eighth.

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