Why Meghan Markle is reason for end of Prince William and Harry's 'double act'

Prince William and Harry are said to be preparing to put an end to their royal double act following the announcement of Meghan Markles pregnancy. Sources close to the royals say that the brothers are considering a formal division when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their child move from

Nottingham Cottage, which is located in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child together - and it is likely that they are preparing for the newest addition to their family by moving into larger accommodation. The couple are expected to move out to either the main part of Kensington Palace or possibly find a new royal residence altogether. “The brothers have leaned on each other and looked after each other since their mother died. But now they have their own families, they no longer rely on each other as before,” a source close to the brothers and quoted by the Sunday Times said. Prince William and Harry will reportedly be going solo from next spring (Image: Getty Images) Prince William and Harry may be calling it a day (Image: WireImage) Prince H

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(Image: Getty Images) The two brothers have been counting on each other ever since the tragic death of Lady D (Image: PA) Read MoreRelated ArticlesHarry and Williams high-profile snub that left dad Prince Charles wounded The split would see an official separation of the royal household at Kensington Palace, with William, aged 36, and Harry 34, playing in separate courts as they take on differing tasks. It is understood that William, who is soon to succeed his father Charles as Prince of Wales, will have to take on “a lot o

f extra responsibilities”, another source said, something Harry, on the other hand, won’t have to worry about. The source said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have “nothing like” the responsibilities William is readying to assume, and that they are “ambitious about forging their own plans.” Prince William is readying to replace his father as Prince of Wales (Image: PA) The duo are said to have nowhere near the responsibilities William will have to take on (Image: Daily Mirror) Read MoreRelated ArticlesWhy Meghan Markle walks slightly behind Prince Harry - even when theyre holding hands Kensington Palace declined to comment. The split will reportedly take effect after the Duchess of Sussex gives birth to her first baby next spring. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have often spoken about their desire to bring up their children as normally as possible. The two brothers, who have stood up for one another since the tragic death of

their mother Princess Diana, will nonetheless carry on working together on their charitable royal foundations, which provide support for people affected by mental health issues, veterans and other vulnerable people. It comes as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dazzle the world as they carry out their official 16-day visit of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. Prince William is due to inherit the Duchy of Cornwall from his dad (Image: Getty Images) Read MoreRoyal revelationsHarry said What Meghan wants she gets!Harry Williams extreme mood swingsHow boys l

eft Charles wounded with snubDianas lies that drove Charles to tears The tour will see the two attending a staggering 76 events in total from October 16 to the 31st and which focus on empowering youth as future leaders, as well as environmental and conservation efforts. They grabbed the headlines last week at the Invictus tournament, which runs for a week in the Australian capital of Sydney from October 20. The two made their debut as a couple at the

same ceremony in Toronto last year. The couple will fly to the city of Auckland on Tuesday, where they will meet the countrys Prime Minister Jacenda Ardern at the War Memorial Museum during an evening reception. It will be t

he second time they meet the PM after an event last night celebrating the 125th anniversary of New Zealand becoming the first in the world to grant women the right to vote. The loved-up expectant couple will then visit the lakeside town of Rotorua before making their way home to London on Thursday. Read MoreTop news stories from Mirror OnlineSnow causes treacherous conditionsBritain to rescue trapped UK citizensMiracle tot saved despite heart stoppingKobe helicopter given special clearance