Harry and Meghan are closing their Buckingham Palace office as they prepare to formally step down as senior royals
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Harry and Meghan's staff lose jobs as they close Buckingham Palace office

The closure is part of the Sussex's preparations to drop their HRH titles and become financially independent


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to transition away from their royal life and will be closing their Buckingham Palace office.

Staff are set to lose their jobs as part of the closure, which could total 15 job losses, the Daily Mail reports.

It's understood that staff were notified last month and despite efforts to redeploy them to other roles, there will be redundencies.

The Sussex's made the decision to step down as senior members of the royal family last month and are now living in Canada, North America.

They are residing there with their baby son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, as they prepare to drop their HRH titles and officially become financially independent in the spring of this year.
The office was set up when the Sussex's split from the Kensington Palace household
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While all four of the younger royals - Prince William and Kate, Harry and Meghan, would work out of Kensington Palace, a separate household was set up when the couples went their separate ways last year.

At the request of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they had their own staff based in a suite of offices at Buckingham Palace.

ITV said a palace aide said: "Given their decision to step back, an office at Buckingham Palace is no longer needed.

"While the details are still being finalised and efforts are being made to redeploy people within the royal household, unfortunately there will be some redundancies."

The Sussex's initially said they wanted to share their time between the UK and North America, however no announcements have been made about where the family will setlle.

The pair reportedly increased security at their rented mansion in North Saanich, Vancouver Island, earlier this month.