Last week it was confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have their own separate royal household, breaking away from the joint office they now share with the Cambridges under Kensington Palace.
"They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told "no".
According to a royal insider, the structure of the Windsor institution simply "doesn't allow that kind of independence". With the new baby on the way, they had expressed their wishes to operate on their own, without being under the jurisdiction of Buckingham.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly wanted to create the "Sussex brand" which would focus exclusively on philanthropy and humanitarianism. The costs of the household will be shared by The Queen, using the Sovereign Grant, and the Prince of Wales, using the Duchy of Cornwall funds.
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However, shortly they will split and while the Cambridges will remain at Kensington Palace, the Sussexes will make the big move to Frogmore Cottage. It seems they do not want Harry and Meghan to be able to work without anyone to answer to.
A source close to the family revealed the soon to be parent wanted to have their own independent offices so they could start their own philanthropy brand.
A source tells ET that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now reside at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace, are "due to move into Frogmore Cottage, provided the renovation works are complete in the next few weeks". They are in the process of hiring a new communications staff, who will report to the Queen's Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe.
Translation: Her Maj's communication's army will directly control what Harry and Meghan do and say in the future.