The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dissolved their joint court at Kensington Palace and created an office for themselves separate from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Lathan is an experienced pro, having served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton and also as a senior advisor for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.
As previously reported, the split between Harry and William reportedly is due to comments the older brother made about Markle once Harry announced that he planned to marry the actress.
Harry and Meghan, known officially as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have shared staff with William and Kate since their marriage in May a year ago. The Queen has issued an approval to have Meghan and Harry to have a new base at Buckingham Palace, thus splitting up their household from the Cambridges. His new household - the team that supports a member of the royal family - will be established this spring but the move is unlikely to happen until later in the year. But the news of this arrangement also comes as reports swirl about the fraught relationship between Markle and Middleton. We will see them doing those things together.
The prince knew the parting of ways from his younger brother was inevitable, but was concerned about how it might look and wanted to be reassured that Harry would be well supported by Buckingham Palace.More news: Trump Does Not See White Nationalism As A Rising Threat
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And the timing of this announcement is interesting too.
At the Commonwealth Day service this week, she greeted the Duchess of Cambridge with a kiss on both cheeks - putting to bed rumours of a "feud". Dropping this just a couple of days after, while those images are still fresh in everyone's mind, is a smart move - a solid start then to Meghan's maternity leave. It is unclear whether the household move will come before or after the baby is born.
Here's Harry yesterday at the Veterans' Mental Health Conference.