Prince William, Kate Middleton finalize charity split from Harry and Meghan
Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s charity has officially removed all mention of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from its title, marking the final stage in the palace “split.”
Documents published by Companies House today show the charity foundation, created by brothers Harry and William, is now known as The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — ditching mention of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It follows Meghan and Harry’s decision to move to Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, rather than remaining neighbors with their in-laws at Kensington Palace.
The move sparked feud rumors, although the palace has strongly denied there is a rift among the siblings.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled plans for their own charity, to be run from Buckingham Palace, in June.
William and Kate’s charity paid £10 ($12) to change its name, just 14 months after amending it to include Meghan — following the Sussexes’ May 2018 royal wedding.
According to the documents, the name change was made official on August 8.
The website is yet to be updated, however, and still includes pictures of new parents Harry and Meghan.
The Duchess of Sussex’s “Together” cookbook and the Duke’s Endeavour Fund, which supports injured servicemen and women, are also still featured.
The royals were dubbed the Fab Four after taking to the stage at their first and only Royal Foundation Forum in London in February last year.
At the time, Harry said “working as a family does have its challenges,” but insisted “we’re stuck together for the rest of our lives.”
But the Fab Four have drifted this year, with Meghan and Harry choosing not to join the Cambridges at the Queen’s Scottish retreat Balmoral for their annual summer jaunt last weekend.
Last week, the Sussexes appointed influential media executive Karen Blackett, chairwoman of MediaCom UK, as the charity’s first trustee.
They also hired a $37,000-a-year digital communications expert to boost their social media presence, snapped up from Burberry.