The rumour that has been going around that Prince William and his brother Prince Harry are no longer working together following their split earlier this year, was confirmed on Tuesday, as the Royal Foundation removes the names of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from its website, Daily Mail had reported.
The report continued that Prince William and Kate Middleton are now listed as the only two ‘principals’ of the Royal Foundation, with the Duke of Cambridge credited with ‘founding’ the charity, despite launching the organisation with Prince Harry, in 2009.
Projects launched by Harry while part of the Royal Foundation, such as The Invictus Games and Meghan’s Together: Our Community Cookbook, have been removed from the Programmes section of the site.
The site now lists Programmes in five different categories, including Conservation and Mental Health, but it has removed Empowering Communities, which highlighted Meghan’s work on female empowerment.
It follows Harry and Meghan’s decision to move out of Kensington Palace, where William and Kate are based, to set up home at Frogmore Cottage and establish their own Sussex Royal charity foundation.
Daily Mail reported that Royal sources have denied any feud between the brothers and their wives, saying the split was ‘largely about preparing both couples for their future roles, which are obviously on divergent tracks’.
But a backlash over the Sussexes privacy demands and their jet-setting lifestyle have led to further claims that they are growing apart from the Cambridges.
Despite launching the Royal Foundation alongside his brother in 2009, the site has been updated to remove all mention of Prince Harry as a founder of the charity.
The homepage of the site now reads: ‘Driven by a desire to make a difference together, the Royal Foundation is a primary philanthropic and charitable vehicle for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
‘Our programmes support a broad and ambitious spectrum of activities, ideas, and resources together to understand issues, explore creative solutions and be a catalyst for long-term impact.’
The foundation is now listed as focusing on five main areas: Conservation, Service, Young People, Early Years and Mental Health.
When Meghan officially joined the charity after marrying Harry, the site was updated to include Women & Girls as one of its Programmes.
The Programme title was later updated to Empowering Communities and featured Meghan’s work on Together: Our Community Cookbook, which she produced with Grenfell survivors.
It stated: ‘We are looking at projects that have the ability to empower people, particularly women and young people, to overcome hardship; bring people together after the conflict, and restore hope to a community after a crisis.’
However, ‘Empowering Communities’, has now been removed completely as a Programme.
Pictures showing the two brothers together have also been removed from the home page and replaced with images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The only way to see Harry and Meghan’s former work is by looking through the site’s ‘News’ tab, for articles that were uploaded while the couple were still part of the foundation.
The site had previously proclaimed that ‘when people come together they do great things’ before saying that the foundation would ‘unite people to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges.’
William, Kate, Harry and Meghan’s joint venture was intended to harness the star power of the four high-profile royals, daily mail added.