Meghan Markle and Prince Harry need to carve their own roles within the Royal Family

It’s been reported that Prince William and Prince Harry are planning to “split” Kensington Palace into two separate courts for their growing families.

The change is expected to happen after Harry and Meghan’s baby is born in spring 2018. The couples each have increasingly different responsibilities and this is said to be the reason behind the formal division of the royal household. 

“In reality, it is a practical streamlining of communication and efficiency and very importantly, they do need to carve their roles separately,” etiquette expert Jo Bryant tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box in the video above.

Harry and Meghan have more freedom in their roles, than William and Kate (Getty)

She adds: “William is going to be king and so he needs to start looking forward, learning from his own father, meanwhile Harry and Meghan need to carve their own role aside from that, because he’s never going to make it to the throne.”

William and Harry’s late mother Princess Diana famously carved out her own role within the Royal Family, even after she separated from Prince Charles in 1992.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK

Read more from Yahoo Style UK:

Meghan and Prince Harry are creating their own protocol, says royal historian

Meghan Markle speaks about her “timeless” Givenchy wedding dress for the first time

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s child could be educated in the US, says royal historian