The Queen 'vetoes Meghan and Prince Harry's independence bid'

Staff writer
Commonwealth Day 2019

The Queen and Prince Charles have reportedly overruled Prince Harry's bid to set up a separate court independent of Buckingham Palace, according to The Sunday Times.

Rumours of further disquiet in the royal family come as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge decided to split their household from that of his younger brother, with each maintaining a separate staff.

The newly married couple who are expecting their first child in late April have reportedly hired a former advisor to Bill Clinton with their team being based at the Palace.

Elle magazine reported that Prince William sought advice and guidance from Prince Phillip before making the decision to part ways with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Sources told the Sunday Times that the "institutional structure of the royal family didn't allow for an autonomous court". The Palace is believed to have felt that it was better to keep the Sussex's under the watchful eye of officials close to the Queen and Prince Charles.