Royal 'Fab Four' split households as Meghan hires Hillary Clinton's former advisor

  • Royal 'Fab Four' split households as Meghan hires Hillary Clinton's former advisor

Royal 'Fab Four' split households as Meghan hires Hillary Clinton's former advisor

Meghan and Harry will also appoint new staff, who will report to the Queen's communications secretary Donal McCabe.

Britain's Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan are to set up their own household, breaking away from the joint operation they shared with the Harry's elder brother William and his wife Kate, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.

Duchess Meghan Markle might have already started her maternity leave.

As if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's upcoming move to Windsor and the arrival of their first child weren't enough to shake things up, their royal "court" is also undergoing a dramatic change.

Harry and Meghan, known officially as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have shared staff with William and Kate since their marriage in May a year ago.

It will coincide with the move of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor before their baby arrives.

People reports the separation of the households-to be established in the northern hemisphere spring-has been approved by both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

Harry and Meghan, who now share a household with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be given a new team who will be based at Buckingham Palace.

Fans are predicting the royal bub will arrive at the end of April, as Meghan's sister-in-law, Kate, had her final engagement on March 22 past year before going on maternity leave.

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

However, sources with knowledge insist that this latest move has nothing to do with the reported rift and was always part of the long-term plan.

The long-standing Communications Secretary, Jason Knauf, will become a "special adviser" to William and Kate. "That is not to say we're not going to see William, Kate, Meghan and Harry doing engagements together".

"Meghan has very strong views on what she is interested in and that may be what Harry shares, but not what William and Kate share", she added.

"The instruction I am told from the top, which is with Prince William is that there is to be no treading on toes".

The news of her appointment comes as The Queen creates a new royal household for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of which Ms Latham will head.