Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be closer to Queen Elizabeth II following their split from Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Queen has reportedly already approved of the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex decision to split. The royal brothers who used to work closely in multiple charities will also have separate offices this time because Prince Harry and Markle will now be based in Buckingham Palace with the monarch.

“The Queen has given her permission for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to base their Household Office at Buckingham Palace,” the palace announced in a statement.

“Their Royal Highnesses will appoint new communications staff, who will form part of the Buckingham Palace communications team and report to the Queen's Communication Secretary, Donal McCabe.”

Kensington Palace will continue to support the Duke and Duchess of Sussex until they are in place at their new residence and office. Until then, Prince Harry and Markle will continue to share Kensington Palace with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Queen also agreed to create a new household for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their wedding last year. It is expected to be established in the spring. Prince Harry will also have his own private office.

“This long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess's work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage,” the announcement continued.

Last year, there were reports about Prince William and Prince Harry planning for a formal division as their families grow. Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s sons have leaned on each other and looked out for each other since their mom died. However, now that they already have their own families, they no longer rely on each other like before.

Royal commentator Claudia Joseph said that the two families’ split would also show the different paths that they are going to take. She suggested that as the future king and queen, Prince William and Middleton would focus on Great Britain. On the other hand, Prince Harry and Markle will be “team Commonwealth.”

Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be staying with Queen Elizabeth II after their split from Prince William and Kate Middleton. Pictured: Prince William, Prince Harry, Markle and Middleton attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on Nov. 11, 2018 in London. Getty Images/Paul Grover