Harry and Meghan Are Distancing Themselves From William and Kate, and Here's Why
It sounds like it might well be the end of our favorite foursome. According to The Sunday Times, Prince William and Prince Harry are considering creating two separate offices at Kensington Palace, which would allow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to forge their own path and would also reflect the increasingly different responsibilities that are being taken on by both couples. As for the timing of the move, it could come in the Spring, once Meghan gives birth to the couple's first child.
"The arrival of Meghan has changed the dynamic of the relationship in a fairly significant way," royals author Sally Bedell Smith told People. "It is inevitable and practical because it gives Harry and Meghan some freedom to build up their own collection of interests and charities. Meghan has very strong views on what she is interested in and that may be what Harry shares, but not what William and Kate share."
More recently, Harry and Meghan showed their growing strength as a twosome during their first royal tour as a married couple. While in Australia and New Zealand, the Duchess of Sussex gave three speeches, including an incredibly powerful talk to celebrate New Zealand's 125th anniversary of women's suffrage. "We are proud to be able to join you tonight in celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in your country," she told the crowd. "In looking forward to this very special occasion, I reflected on the importance of this achievement but also the larger impact of what this symbolizes. Because, yes, women's suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness," Meghan continued.
On top of supporting issues that are close to their hearts and interests, Harry and Meghan have also differentiated themselves from William and Kate by sharing a few more personal moments with the public. While in Sydney for the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games, Meghan took to Twitter and Instagram (albeit through Kensington Palace's accounts) to share a photo of her husband rehearsing his speech. And a few days later, Harry returned the favor by sharing a snap of his wife cradling her growing baby bump.
Thankfully, the Fab Four are expected to continue working as a group on their successful Royal Foundation, which revolves around four main themes of work: mental health, wildlife and conservation, young people, and the armed forces community. As we wait to see what the future involves for Harry, Meghan, William, and Kate, read on for all the times the foursome was photographed together.