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Are the Sussexes ready to start their own foundation?

Rumours are flying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to part ways with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and create one of their own.

The couples will split, making it easier to support charities close to their hearts as the Cambridges and Sussexes have very different paths in the future. Royal aides have, however, stressed that the group, known as the ‘Fab Four’, will still work together on projects.

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A royal source exclusively told Emily Andrews of The Sun, “Meghan and Harry want to do things differently to William and Kate. William is the future king and so is sometimes restricted in what he can do.

“The Sussexes want the flexibility of more commercial decisions. But the brothers’ relationship has vastly improved since their working lives have separated.”

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The source also spoke on the rumoured rift between brothers, “Things did get very bad between the brothers and they didn’t see each other privately for a number of months after the royal wedding.

“Certainly the animosity over status, money and Meghan meant that the split in their joint households had to be brought forward much more quickly than anticipated, so perhaps it was inevitable that their joint charity has to be split too.”

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The split is a natural progression as William and Harry both have families and passion projects of their own. The brothers recently split households with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (and their three children – Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1) remaining at Kensington Palace while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and new baby Archie Harrison have moved to Buckingham Palace.

They also now have separate social media accounts with the Cambridges using the KensingtonRoyal handle on Twitter and Instagram while Harry and Meghan created their own, very popular, Instagram account under the handle SussexRoyal. So far, there have been no indications of a Twitter account for the Sussex family.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.