Queen Elizabeth denies Prince Harry and Meghan complete independence from royal family

2019-03-18 08:09
 
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Cape Town – Prince Harry and Meghan may be parting ways with Prince William and Kate, but they still have to answer to the boss.

According to Sunday Times, Harry and Meghan lobbied for a completely independent new court but the queen and Harry's father, Prince Charles,were not having it.

Following last week's announcement that the queen supports the separation of Harry and William's households, the Sunday report states Harry and Meghan were hoping for complete royal freedom – something the monarchy just cannot allow.

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Princes William and Harry's royal household split explained

Cape Town - Major changes in the British royal family are currently taking place but fear not, the queen has everything under control. In October 2018, Sunday Times UK reported that royal brothers William and Harry were "considering a formal division of their joint royal household, which is based at Kensington Palace."

"They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told no," a royal source told the newspaper.

"There is an institutional structure that doesn't allow that kind of independence. The feeling is that it's good to have the Sussexes under the jurisdiction of Buckingham Palace, so they can't just go off and do their own thing."

Harry and Meghan had planned to create a "Sussex brand" built on philanthropy and humanitarianism, E! News reports. While the couple are likely to go ahead with their future plans, they will still have to work through to Buckingham Palace.

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