Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, will reportedly be dividing their shared staff soon in order to "ease tension" between them and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, respectively.

Daily Mail's Ian Gallagher learned from royal sources that Prince William and Prince Harry will be splitting up their shared household in the coming weeks due to growing unease between the brothers and their partners. Their new responsibilities and priorities were said to be the cause of them ending their "double act" and separating their courts. 

The main split would be in the two royal princes' communications team. Since Markle joined the royal family, she has been met with a barrage of negative comments and headlines, and the palace reportedly struggled to contain them. Aides were also said to be frustrated that their comments and solutions were not being heard. 

One of the main causes for the palace staff's headaches was the rumor that Markle and Middleton just do not get along and have been feuding even before the former joined the royal family. This began after a story came out claiming that the former "Suits" actress had reduced the Duchess of Cambridge to tears during a bridesmaid fitting before her May royal wedding.

Markle was also rumored to be very demanding towards the palace staff, earning her the moniker "Duchess Difficult." Due to their wives' supposed feud, tensions reportedly arose between Prince William and Prince Harry as well.

The palace reportedly hopes that by separating their staff, the unease between the brothers and the duchesses will eventually lessen.

For now, the two households share US PR guru Jason Knauf, 37, who advises both couples on media relations. This week, Knauf confirmed with Daily Mail that he is not just focusing on Prince William and Middleton, denying claims that he has been leaving Markle and Prince Harry's media troubles to be handled by his deputy, Christian Jones. The latter was recently spotted meeting with Markle at a restaurant.

However, insiders said that the PR guru was dismayed by the controversy that followed the interview Markle's friends gave to "set the record straight" over her relationship with dad Thomas Markle Sr.

Knauf, who became Prince William, Harry and Middleton's communications secretary in 2015, reportedly didn't know about the interview Markle's friends gave until shortly before it was released.

The division between Prince William and Prince Harry's households may happen around the same time as the latter's move to Frogmore Cottage with Markle. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently having the Windsor estate renovated as they await the birth of their first child.

If the two brothers do end up splitting their staff, this wouldn't be the first time that a division such as this has happened within the British royal family. In 2009, Prince William and Prince Harry separated from their father Prince Charles' court at Clarence House to start their own private office at St. James's Palace.

William, Kate, Meghan, Harry (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. Photo: Getty Images/Stephen Pond