It’s actually happening. Rumors have been circulating about Prince Harry and Prince William splitting their joint royal household before Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle gives birth in the spring since it was reported by the Sunday Times in October 2018. Now, according to E! News, a source reportedly confirmed the split of the royal courts, which is said to happen in a few weeks’ time.
The source reportedly explained to the outlet that the separation is hoped to help heal tensions between the 37-year-old duchess and her sister-in-law, Duchess Kate Middleton, who have been rumored to be feuding since before the court split rumors began.
Considering the brothers are grown with families of their own now, though, we wouldn’t be surprised if they were just looking to stand on their own as family men with their household division.
The break seems to also be a factor in their business concerns. Reportedly, their media team will be the first to split in their division of assets, with Harry, 34, and Will, 36, working together on executing the break. It is said that both courts would also have separate staffing.
“The brothers have leaned on each other and looked after each other since their mother died. But now they have their own families, they no longer rely on each other as before,” a royal insider revealed to the Sunday Times back in October.
“When William becomes the Prince of Wales, he will take on a lot of extra responsibility, including the Duchy of Cornwall and all that entails. Harry and Meghan have none of that, and seem ambitious about forging their own paths,” the insider said at the time. “They have become different people with different outlooks on life. Splitting the household is the obvious thing to do.”
Kensington Palace has not made an official comment on the reports of the split.
With the Sussexes making the move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage to prepare for the birth of their first child, it makes sense to see the brothers go their separate ways for now. Besides, there’s always Christmas, guys.