She’s reportedly been called ‘Duchess Difficult’ by palace staff members, but it turns out Meghan Markle isn’t the only member of the Sussex clan causing a storm in the royal family.
According to reports, both Prince Harry and Meghan are ruffling feathers at Buckingham Palace, due to their new staff move.
Reports have surfaced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to move their staff into six large rooms in Buckingham Palace, which hasn’t gone down too well.
“The Palace traditionalists are grumpy that such a prime space is being given over to Harry and Meghan, who have perfectly adequate offices already at Kensington Palace,” a royal insider told The Sun.
“There are a lot of people trying to cause trouble for the Duke and Duchess as a result of this move.
“But the facts are they were offered these rooms by the master of the household because they are currently unoccupied and used as meeting rooms.”
However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to the Buckingham Palace staff, as back in February, when it was announced that Harry and Meghan were splitting their household from Prince William and Kate Middleton, it was mentioned that the Sussexes communications team would be based out of London.
In fact, the Queen is said to have rejected their plans to completely break free from Buckingham Palace.
Harry and Meghan’s new household staff – which includes Hillary Clinton’s former campaign advisor – will be based out of Buckingham Palace and will directly report to the Queen’s communication secretary.
According to insiders, the royal couple were hoping to completely seperate themselves from The Firm and set up their own brand.
“They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told ‘no’,” a source told The Times.
“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.”
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