Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are undoubtedly the most talked-about couple in the world, making news this year with everything from the birth of baby Archie to their newly renovated Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.
It was their official offices that made news this week however, with it revealed after months of speculation that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s office had moved from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace.
The news was broken in March, with Buckingham Palace confirming that Harry and Meghan had not only been given permission by the Queen to start their own household, but that they had also had the royal seal of approval to set it up in Buckingham Palace.
‘The Household, which will be created with the support of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, will be established in the spring,’ the statement from Buckingham Palace read.
‘The Queen has given permission for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to base their Household Office at Buckingham Palace. Their Royal Highnesses will appoint new communications staff, who will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team and report to The Queen’s Communications Secretary, Donal McCabe.’
But when is the start date? This week apparently, as Prince Harry’s recent trip to Amsterdam to talk sustainable tourism was logged under Buckingham Palace, rather than Kensington Palace as it would have previously done.
The couple’s move to Buckingham Palace may sound exciting but it apparently hasn’t gone down so well with the people inside the palace walls, with The Sun reporting that the Sussex family are taking over six big rooms in a master wing of the palace.
‘The Palace traditionalists are grumpy that such a prime space is being given over to Harry and Meghan, who have perfectly adequate offices already at Kensington Palace,’ a royal insider reportedly told The Sun earlier this year.
‘There are a lot of people trying to cause trouble for the Duke and Duchess as a result of this move,’ they continued. ‘But the facts are they were offered these rooms by the master of the household because they are currently unoccupied and used as meeting rooms.’
Well, that’s that.