Harry and Meghan close Buckingham Palace officeby Bashiera Parker (@bparks_)
With their move to Canada, the closing of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Buckingham Palace office was inevitable.
Following their split from their joint organisation with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last year, Harry and Meghan were set up with their own offices at Buckingham Palace. Now, with their decision to step down as senior members of the family, a spokesperson for the royals is addressing rumours that staff members will lose their jobs, with the closure of their UK base.
"Given their decision to step back, an office at Buckingham Palace is no longer needed," the palace source shared.
"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."
According to ITV News, around 15 members of the royal household may lose their jobs, including their communications expert Sara Latham, who helped get their Instagram account up and running, and their new private secretary, Fiona Mcilwham, reports HELLO! Magazine.
The closing down of the office and subsequent job losses was unavoidable as Harry and Meghan begin their new life, much of which has seen them travel to the US in the past few weeks while living in Canada with Archie. It makes sense that the couple would, therefore, be looking for a new team, closer to home and work.
As far as work is concerned, both Harry and Meghan seem to be keeping themselves busy having both landed lucrative deals – Meghan has signed with Disney while Harry has an Apple TV series, and a rumoured appearance on Goldman Sachs' YouTube channel, in the works.
The couple also made an appearance earlier in February at a JPMorgan investment summit in Miami, before visiting Stanford University in California where they are thought to have taken the first steps in creating their independent charitable entity.