Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Have Officially Split From William & Kate

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It's official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are breaking up with Prince William and Kate Middleton. OK, it's not really as nefarious as it sounds, but the Sussexes are definitely making a split from the Cambridges -- and the palace is totally down with it. 

  • Harry and Meghan are getting their own "household," completely separate from Will and Kate's. 

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    Kensington Palace announced on Thursday that "the Sussexes and the Cambridges have broken up their joint 'court' ... by creating two separate offices." 

    The move had to be approved by Queen Elizabeth and "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." Prince Charles is also reportedly in favor of Harry and Meghan setting up their own household and offices. 

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  • Harry currently has an office at Kensington Palace, where he and Meghan also reside with the Cambridges. 

    Will and Kate will keep their office at Kensington, but when Harry and Meghan move to Frogmore at Windsor Castle, their official office will be at Buckingham Palace. 

    It is a natural split as William and Harry both have their own families now, and although the couples will continue to work together on projects such as their successful Royal Foundation, which supports their mental health campaign, they will each pursue their own endeavors as well. 

    Royals expert Sally Bedell Smith explained. "They have brought many charities working in the same sector together to empower them and lend their positions. But they will increasingly follow their own respective interests," she said.

    "I think it really is just a shift in priorities and interests," she added. "William is a husband and father of three and his focus is primarily on them, and Harry will soon be a father."

  • Of course we're sure this will only fuel the feud rumors between the two duchesses. 

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    Even though these two have never been anything but completely friendly to one another (they even hugged on Commonwealth Day earlier this week!), gossip has still raged that they don't get on behind closed doors. After all, why else would Kate skip Meg's New York City baby shower last month? Honestly, probably because she's a busy full-time working mom of three young children, but you know. People are going to have their own opinions.

  • We know it's only natural that Harry and Meghan have their own household, but we can't help but feel a little nostalgic.

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    As William and Kate prepare to take a more high-profile role when he eventually becomes the Prince of Wales, Harry and Meghan will undoubtedly want the freedom to pursue their own endeavors. 

    But we still like to think of the princes as brothers first.