Kate Middleton and Prince William rename charity after split from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 1 month ago

Kate Middleton and Prince William rename charity after split from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The Royal Foundation is no more.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have made their rumoured separation from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex official with the renaming of the charity, The Royal Foundation.

Going forward, the Royal Foundation will now be referred to as The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In a previous statement announcing the separation, it was explained that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would establish a separate charity whilst the already in-existence Royal Foundation would now become a "charitable and philanthropic vehicle" for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge".

Bit of a mouthful to be fair.

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The Royal Foundation was set up in 2009 and the foursome took part in an official forum in February 2018.

Although this was originally designed as an annual event, the split between the couple was announced in June.

At the time, a statement from Kensington Palace explained:

"These changes are designed to 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".

It's believed that because Prince William is likely to become king one day, his role will significantly differ to his younger brother, hence the need for two entirely different organisations.

Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex set up their own Instagram account, Sussex Royal, where they announced the birth of their son Archie.

They share all relevant updates here similar to how the Kensington Palace Instagram is used for Kate Middleton and William and it's clear that both couples have a completely different way of approaching their specific duties.

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