It’s official: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle create their own royal household, separate from Prince William and Kate Middleton. Last week Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to break ties with Kensington Palace and create their own royal court complete with a new communications team and headquarters.
In the statement, the palace revealed that the decision was “long planned”, suggesting that Prince Harry – and other important players in the royal family – might have planned this before meeting and marrying Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry’s plans for his own royal household
While Prince William and Prince Harry always had a close relationship, an official split between the two might have been in the making before Prince Harry became a married man.
In the past – and the present – the Duke of Sussex has proven that he is not like his father and brother, also the future kings. In fact, he has even given direct insight into his feelings of being part of the royal family. “If you were born in it as we were, I think it’s normal to feel like you don’t really want it. We don’t just want to be a bunch of celebrities,” he once revealed. Moreover, he has claimed that nobody in the royal family really wants to be the monarch. “Is there someone from the royal family who wants to become king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will perform our duties at the right time,” he explained in an interview with Newsweek.
The desire of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for a separate household can come from a number of places. First, it makes sense for the royal family. When Prince William is ushered in as Prince of Wales and continues to work closely with the Queen and Prince Charles, he concentrates on something completely different from that of Prince Harry.
Prince Harry has always longed for freedom from the royal family and is very passionate about his philanthropic efforts. So there was probably an official split in his head before he met and married his wife. According to reports, he and Meghan Markle actually wanted to free themselves completely from the royal family – not just Prince William’s court – but the queen quickly quit and suggested working from Buckingham Palace instead.
Now that Prince Harry has married a baby along the way, it seems that the timing is right. By founding his own family, he can finally break ties with the work of his brother and sister-in-law and continue to save space in the royal family for his own interests, passions and beliefs.
Why did Queen Elizabeth allow Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to create their own household?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could have broken the ties with Prince William and Kate Middleton without creating their own household. However, some claim that the reason why Queen Elizabeth gave them the green light on their own household is related to their impact on the public.
It’s no secret that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have fascinated people all over the world. And they have proven that although they may not be the future king and queen consort, they are just as important and influential as Prince William and Kate Middleton.