Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have divided their royal household from that of Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace. As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex move to Frogmore Cottage, ahead of the birth of their royal baby this spring, they have relocated their offices to Buckingham Palace. However, the pair have had their “wings clipped” by the Queen, according to a royal expert.
Podcast “Pod Save the Queen” is hosted by Ann Gripper, and features Daily Mirror Royal Editor Russell Myers.
Mr Myers explained how Harry and Meghan have not been able to “set up their own court as they wanted”.
The pair have set up their office at Buckingham Palace, under the umbrella of the Queen and Prince Philip, instead of forming their own court around their new home at Windsor.
Reports suggest that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did in fact want to form their own court.
Queen Elizabeth II has “clipped th wings” of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, according to reports (Image: Getty)
Mr Myers said: “It looks like they’ve had their wings clipped somewhat by the Queen, and the Queen’s senior advisors, who have said that that’s not a good idea.”
He added: “They’ll fall in line with people like the Duke of York.”
Less senior royals like Prince Andrew and Princess Anne come under the jurisdiction of Buckingham Palace, while Clarence House is the court of Prince Charles and Camilla.
Kensington Palace will now be solely the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s household.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrate Commonwealth Day last week (Image: Getty)
The Queen visited King’s College London today with the Duchess of Cambridge (Image: Getty)
Mr Myers continued: “As far as [Harry and Meghan] having their own court – I think that’s quite telling of them as a couple wanting to go out on their own and have a completely autonomous reign.
“They’re building brand Sussex.”
He added: “Meghan has been using her own PR people. In New York, she didn’t take any of the Kensington Palace PR people with her.
“I think definitely […] she’s been moving towards building this brand.
“But the Royal Family is an old institution and things don’t move that quickly.”
Mr Myers also addressed how Kensington Palace staff have stayed on with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, instead of splitting between the two households.
He commented: “All the staff have gone with the Cambridges, and Harry and Meghan are going to have to find their own staff.”
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