A royal split? Britain's Prince Harry, wife Meghan to get new base at Buckingham Palace

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stand with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince William at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth Day service in London, Britain. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 15, 2019, 08.31 AM (IST)

Seems like there is trouble after all between the British royals as Prince Harry and pregnant wife Meghan Markle are ready to break away from the joint operation that they shared with Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. The young royal and his wife are now set up their own household, according to Buckingham Palace on Thursday. 

In a statement issued, the palace said: "The Duke of Sussex currently has his own private office, which has been supporting the Duchess since the engagement of Their Royal Highnesses in November 2017." 

"This long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess’s work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage," it added. 

This officially means that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who has shared staff with Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will now have a new base at Buckingham Palace this spring. 

Meanwhile, news of a rift between the brothers and their respective partners has been reported by British newspapers for a while now. However, the four have kept it under wraps and meet each other cordially in public. They were most recently seen at the Commonwealth Day service in London as they hugged and greeted each other. 

The couple, Harry and Meghan will shift to Frogmore Cottage soon. It is a part of a royal family residence since the 18th century. This is the place where they held the evening reception after their dazzling wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle.