The Royal Brother SplitMarch 15, 2019
Meghan and Harry are set to get their very own household, and the Queen has agreed this.
Their new household will be based at Buckingham Palace and will likely be built following their baby’s birth.
The royal brothers will formally split their backroom staff and may have a shift in direction of their public works.
It comes after weeks of speculation that the brothers joint team was splitting.
They will remain joint patrons, with their wives, of the Royal Foundation. It’s the primary charitable body for the Cambridges and Sussexes. They could still work on big projects together though, just like their Heads Together mental health campaign.
The palace said the move will ensure permanent support and financial arrangements for the Duke and Duchess’s work as they start their family and move to Frogmore Cottage.
The Palace said in a statement: “The Queen has agreed to the creation of a new Household for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their marriage in May last year. The Household, which will be created with the support of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, will be established in the spring.
The Duke of Sussex currently has his own private office, which has been supporting the Duchess since Their Royal Highness’s engagement 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.”
Sussexes new communications staff will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team and will report to Donal McCabe, the Queen’s Communications Secretary.
In the reshuffle, the couple appointed their own head of communications, Sara Latham, who worked at Freuds overseeing global corporate accounts. She will report directly to Mr. McCabe.
The current communications head, Jason Knauf, of the royal couples will stay with William and Kate as their senior adviser. The responsibilities include advising on charitable initiatives, including work on the environment, mental health, and early childhood, and supporting a review of the charitable structures that underpin their work. Meanwhile, Christian Jones has taken over as their communications secretary.