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William and Kate officially remove Harry and Meghan from charity’s title

The name change documents have been published by Companies House.

The Cambridges have removed the Sussexes from their foundation’s name (Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA)
The Cambridges have removed the Sussexes from their foundation’s name (Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA)

By Laura Elston, PA Court Reporter

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s charity has been officially renamed, removing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the title.

Documents published by Companies House on Tuesday show William and Kate’s foundation is now “The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge”.

It marks the final step in Harry and Meghan’s split from the former joint charity, after they broke away to set up their own Sussex Royal foundation.

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Harry, Meghan, William and Kate during the first and only Royal Foundation Forum (Chris Jackson/PA)

The move followed reports of a rift, first between Kate and Meghan, then between future king William and his younger brother Harry.

Sources at the time denied there was a feud, saying it was “largely about preparing both couples for their future roles, which are obviously on divergent tracks”.

A fee of £10 was paid to Companies House by William and Kate’s charity to file the “Notice of change of name by resolution”, just 14 months after they amended the name to include Meghan when she married into the royal family.

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One of the documents published by Companies House confirming the name change (PA)

The Royal Foundation has yet to update the title on its website, which still also features images of the Sussexes.

William, Kate, Harry and Meghan’s joint venture was intended to harness the star power of the four high-profile royals.

They were dubbed the Fab Four after taking to the stage together at the first – and so far only – Royal Foundation forum in London in February 2018.

At the time, Harry said “working as family does have its challenges”, but insisted “we’re stuck together for the rest of our lives”.

The Sussexes’ plan for their own separate charity was unveiled in June this year, and last week they appointed influential media executive Karen Blackett, chairwoman of MediaCom UK, as their first trustee.

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