The Sussexes get their own court as William and Harry split

The Duchess of Sussex has reportedly started her maternity leave.

Existing Kensington Palace staff will remain with the Cambridges while House Sussex will be based out of Buckingham Palace and Sara Latham, who holds dual United States and United Kingdom citizenship, will head up communications for the Sussexes, reporting directly to Donal McCabe, the Queen's new communications secretary.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on Thursday have appointed Hillary Clinton's former campaign advisor to head up their communications team, as they are set to totally cut ties from Kensington Palace.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially splitting from Prince William and Kate Middleton to create their own royal household this spring.

Meghan Markle has not commented on the latest reports surrounding her pregnancy, but it sounds like we can let the royal baby countdown begin.

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Meghan attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday, alongside her husband Harry and senior members of the Royal Family.

On Twitter, 9Honey's royal commentator Victoria Arbiter explains the creation of two separate royal households is part of the wider evolution of the Royal Family.

"I think it's a little unfair at times when - I've seen it when the press can turn on you for sort of ridiculous reasons and for nearly nothing, and it seemed to me to be a little unjust since [Meghan] hadn't done anything except just happen to live her life".

The cause was close to William, 36, Harry, 34, and Kate's hearts, and in 2017 Heads Together was chosen as the charity of the year for the London Marathon.

The move will see the Sussexes and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge formally split their backroom staff and may signal a shift in the direction of their public works.

She added: "And what I'm told through my sources at the palace, that each of them has their own niche". They will live at the Kensington Palace with their three children.

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Vanessa Coleman