Harry and Meghan split from William and Kate joint charity

Sunday, 23 Jun, 2019

At the beginning of 2019, Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Prince Harry would officially be splitting their households and going their separate ways when it came to initiatives and causes.

The Royal Foundation was set up by William and Harry in 2009 to run all their charitable campaigns and ventures, and joined by Kate when she became Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. The release, according to People, added that the new changes will "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 two couples will still work together on some future projects such as The Royal Foundation's mental health charity, Heads Together.

The Duke of Cambridge turned 37 on Friday, June 21, and the official Kensington Royal Instagram page shared a sweet photo of William smiling into the camera to thank followers for the birthday wishes. Although the royal will be keeping his celebrations private - likely spending the day with his family at his Kensington Palace home or his country house, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk - we suspect that his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, will have a few creative ideas in mind to make his day extra special.

One report pointed to Harry feeling as if Markle wasn't included enough in the family, with a source sharing with Vanity Fair's royal reporter Katie Nicholl, author of Harry & Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love: "Harry felt William wasn't rolling out the red carpet for Meghan and told him so".

But don't count out the Royal Fab Four just yet.

But Harry and Meghan have split from the organisation, and intend to establish their own charity.

Earlier this month at the Queen's official birthday celebrations, Trooping the Colour, footage emerged of Prince Harry appearing to sternly tell Meghan Markle to turn around on the balcony. Their baby boy was second in line to the throne from the moment of birth and guaranteed a new line of succession. Harry and the Cambridges are already among the most high-profile campaigners for mental health.

Harry and Meghan at the Endeavour Fund Awards in February 2019. A name has not yet been chosen for the new foundation.