Significant changes are on the horizon for the royal family. Prince William and Prince Harry have long been viewed as a double act in the media, but now that Harry is married and starting a family of his own with Meghan Markle, insiders claim the brothers are ready to go in a new direction.
William and Harry have always been close. Ever since the death of their mother, Princess Diana, the two have supported each other in everything they do. But with the royal brothers having families of their own to look after, insiders say they plan on defining new roles for themselves in the public sphere.
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“The brothers have leant 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,” an insider dished.
Roya Nikkhah, who covers the royal family for The Sunday Times, believes William and Harry’s plan goes beyond how they act in public.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, Nikkhah says the brothers are planning to split Kensington Palace into two distinct entities, complete with their own staff and courts. Kensington Palace has not confirmed the rumors, but a move this big would certainly make waves within the family.
Harry and Markle recently announced that they are expecting their first child. The pair tied the knot last May and the former actress is due sometime in the spring of 2019. With a baby on the way, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to upgrade their living arrangement to accommodate the little one. This could mean a move away from Nottingham Cottage, though it is not clear where they plan on setting up their new home.
It is understandable that Prince William and Prince Harry are focusing more on their individual lives as their families continue to grow. Even still, it will be sad if the brothers stop showing their affection for one another in public. Hopefully, that does not happen, and we will see plenty of the duo for years to come.