We were sad to see Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan part ways with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year—but we understood the Sussexes’ need to forget a new path for themselves as a married couple.
Documents reveal that The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been rechristened simply as The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
William and Harry started the The Royal Foundation back in 2009, but as William’s duties are leading him in the direction of eventual kingship it makes sense that the brothers’ paths in life have begun to diverge.
Once Harry and Meghan made the decision to raise their baby—Archie Harrison, born on May 6—in the idyllic grounds of Windsor Castle outside London, they began the process of splitting their household from that of William and Kate.
Their administrative offices and staff are now based out of Buckingham Palace, with Queen Elizabeth II’s permission, and they announced earlier in the summer that they had begun their own charitable foundation: Sussex Royal the Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
At the time, a statement explained that the split was designed “to best complement the work and responsibilities of Their Royal Highnesses as they prepare for their future roles, and to better align their charitable activity with their new households.”
The statement went on to say, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are incredibly proud of what they have achieved together through the Royal Foundation.”
Harry and Meghan will be intensely focused on their charitable causes when theytour Africa this fall.
During their visits to Angola, Malawi and South Africa, the couple intend to pick up Princess Diana’s humanitarian work where she left off.
In 1997—only months before she was killed in a car crash in Paris—photographs of Diana picking her way through an active minefield in a campaign for landmine removal went on to become some of the most iconic images of the late princess.
Now her grandson Archie Harrison is due to accompany Harry and Meghan on their upcoming travels around the African continent—making him the youngest-ever royal to officially go on tour!