Revealed: Prince William and Prince Harry Discussed Their Separation Before The Royal Wedding Last Spring

Last October, reports of a potential royal split between Prince William and Prince Harry sparked heartbreak amongst royal family fans. At the time, the rumors about the brothers going their separate ways after a decade of working closely together seemed too sad to be true. But, now, it appears the Kensington Palace split could actually happen.

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Prince William and Prince Harry planned their royal split long before the royal wedding last spring. | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince William and Prince Harry’s royal split

With Meghan Markle’s due date quickly approaching, the brothers reportedly sense an urgency to officially cut ties with each other before Baby Sussex makes an appearance in late April, early May. The reason for the split? According to reports, it has more to do with their different responsibilities than their alleged on-going feud.

As it turns out, the royal brothers might have planned their infamous Kensington Palace split long before October when the word got out. According to The Sunday Times, the brothers might have discussed their separation before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in May 2018. And, now, with a move to the countryside this spring, the separation could actually happen.

“William and Harry are working to make sure the Sussexes have an office that can support their family when they move to Frogmore this spring. This work has been underway since before last year’s wedding,” a source told The Sunday Times.

So, why the split? Find out what we know about Prince William and Prince Harry’s household split, below.

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Prince Harry and Prince William have different royal duties now. | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Different responsibilities

Some suggest that the alleged on-going royal feud between Prince William and Prince Harry could be partially to blame for the split (and move to the countryside). However, the brothers’ royal responsibilities could be the real reason Prince William and Prince Harry have decided to part ways professionally after ten years together.

As Prince William steps into a new role in the family, so will Prince Harry. Once Prince Charles ascends the throne, Prince William will become the new Prince of Wales, and take on all of the responsibilities his father currently has. And, in return, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will inherit the royal duties that Prince William and Kate Middleton currently focus on.

A move to the countryside

Ahead of their royal baby’s arrival, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and move to the countryside to raise their children away from the royal limelight. But, could their move also have something to do with the Kensington Palace split? Apparently, the decision was made to ensure a more normal life for their baby (and any future children). But, a new home away from their headquarters does make the split more apparent.

Their office will remain at Kensington Palace

Despite their move, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to keep their office at Kensington Palace and will conduct work from there whenever they are in the city. The two will also likely have an office at Frogmore Cottage — their new countryside abode — so that they can get work done when they aren’t in London.

Their own communications team

While they plan to keep their office at Kensington Palace, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will reportedly have their own communications team, separate from Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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