Royal split announced!

Harry and Meghan take another step away from the Cambridges

June 20 2019

After weeks of speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have cut ties with the Royal Foundation.

Prince William and Kate Middleton will continue to head up the charitable organisation, which has been renamed the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to now set up their own Foundation to support their own causes.

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The two couples continue to work together on projects, including the Heads Together mental health campaign. The decision to split was taken to "better align" their charitable activities, they said.

Harry and Meghan have also broken away from William and Kate's household to create their own. The Sussexes' team is based at Buckingham Palace, while the Cambridges have kept their office at Kensington Palace.

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Earlier this year, Harry and Meghan also moved out of Kensington Palace to create a new household at Frogmore Cottage to reflect their different responsibilities and to allow them to focus on their own charities and causes.

While rumours of a rift between the two couples have been swirling for some time, it may just be that Prince Harry wants to establish himself and his new family as separate to that of his old brother's.