Harry and Meghan split from William and Kate joint charity

Harry and Meghan split from William and Kate joint charity

In a statement on Thursday, the Palace announced that The Royal Foundation will continue to run without the involvement of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Both couples - who have together been dubbed the Fab Four - will continue to work together in future, including on the Heads Together mental health campaign.

"There is little doubt that William and Harry have, to an extent, grown apart", royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said on the BBC.

As for rumors of feuds among the four royals, Koenig thinks the notion that there's trouble in paradise has nothing to do with the facts.

Meghan and Harry's office moved out of Kensington Palace and into Buckingham Palace, where the Queen resides, while William and Kate's office remains in Kensington Palace, where they live with their three children. After his father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, takes the throne, Prince William will be the heir - and eventually the king of England, which gives him more responsibilities and duties.

It's also not the first time the Cambridge and Sussex families have begun to write their own stories.

"This is formalising the charitable work end of it, and it will mean that they would have more control, Harry and Meghan, though it is absolutely denied that this is being done so they have complete control over their own affairs", Mr Witchell said. "The Queen has agreed to the creation of a new Household for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following their marriage in May past year", the statement noted.

The decision to split charitable efforts comes after Markle and Prince Harry created their own household in March, breaking away from Prince William and Middleton's headquarters. The split in their household has already been reflected in the royals' correspondence.

Reports also followed of a strained relationship and falling out between the dukes.

"You saw the way they interact and how they bounce off each other and have a natural passion and commitment to the work and to making a difference", she said.

The charity champions for causes including mental health, environmental conservation, youth and social empowerment.

William and the former Kate Middleton will remain with the original charity. "The monarchy keeps changing", she says, "and that's a good thing".

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