Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Ruffling Feathers at Buckingham Palace

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They're always ruffling feathers. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been granted access to six large rooms in Buckingham Palace to use as office space for their new foundation, but according to an insider, royal traditionalists are not happy about it. Apparently, Harry and Meghan should be quite content to use the space they already have at nearby Kensington Palace.

  • The rooms are reportedly off the lavish master corridor and considered a "prime space."

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    According to the Sun, an insider revealed, "The Palace traditionalists are grumpy that such a prime space is being given over to Harry and Meghan, who have perfectly adequate offices already at Kensington Palace."

    Another palace source revealed, "There are a lot of people trying to cause trouble for the Duke and Duchess as a result of this move," but added, "The facts are they were offered these rooms by the master of the household because they are currently unoccupied and used as meeting rooms."
    The insider continued, "They will be reserved for Harry and Meghan when they are at the Palace but the permanent space is shared for the staff. There is not going to be work done on the offices and there is no budget for any new furniture or anything like that. It's simply a case of taking out the current furniture and installing new desks."
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  • Of course the criticism comes after Harry and Meghan were slammed in the media for their expensive renovations to Frogmore Cottage.

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    Just weeks before baby Archie was born, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle. The massive five-bedroom "cottage" had undergone major renovations to the taxpayer-funded tune of $3 million.

    Granted, it doesn't look like this will be the case with the Buckingham Palace move, because there is no budget, but it's understandable it would rub some people the wrong way.

  • It also doesn't help the feud rumors between the Sussexes and the Cambridges.

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    Harry and Meghan revealed the name of their new charity this week -- Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They announced last month that they would formally be separating from the Royal Foundation, which Harry formed with Prince William in 2009.

    The move is reportedly so each couple can focus on causes they are passionate about, but given all the rumors of rift between them, people are bound to speculate that there are ulterior motives -- namely, to get away from each other.

  • But really, can't people give Harry and Meghan a break?

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    They're going to use some already empty rooms to do charity work. How is this a bad thing?