The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are, according to an expert, looking for independence (Image: GETTY)
The foundation established for Harry and elder brother William’s charitable work will be managed separately between the two households and expert Duncan Larcombe blames Harry and Meghan’s need for independence for the development. Mr Larcombe told The Sun: “It is clear that Meghan and Harry were initially prepared to slot in under the wing of William and Kate but that’s not how they feel a year on.” The news is likely to intensify murmurs of a royal rift between William and wife Kate and Harry and Meghan.
Mr Larcombe admitted he thought the development showed there were some underlying issues: “It does seem odd. Why separate when you are both backing the same causes? Whether this is a sign of a rift, this is certainly a sign of a division.”
The quartet were dubbed “The Fab Four” when they appeared at a Foundation Q&A, which was hoped would become an annual event, but now looks unlikely to be repeated.
Mr Larcombe believes Harry is looking to assert his own independence from his brother: “Harry is going to forge his own path with Meghan. For years, before he met Meghan, he was the royal gooseberry standing behind William and Kate.
“He’s now a full-time working royal with his wife, he wants autonomy as to what he does, how he does it and how she does it, which is a definite change to how it was 12 months ago."