As it has been speculated for a long time, there has been a division of the royal houses and offices of Prince William and Prince Harry. This time, the rumor that the split would happen that first appeared in September 2018 has been confirmed by the royal house. However, it has also been added that Harry and Meghan did not get everything they wanted.
It has been speculated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have demanded to be completely independent from the royal family and that this request has been discussed in front of the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William. In essence, they wanted independence in full from the Buckingham Palace but they were denied this. First of all, there is a tradition as well as institutional needs that prevent this from happening. Secondly, it is not desirable for them to be completely independent and do what they want.
Their proposal for being completely independent was completely denied by the Queen. However, they would move from the Kensington Palace and they would employ and have their own office and stuff in Frogmore Cottage where they would live. Their plan is to be there as much as they can and to have their own team working for them 24/7.
The division of houses and offices does not imply that there is a feud between the two. It simple means that each family now has its own needs and projects and needs that are simply different and they need to concentrate on their own lives, families and responsibilities. On one hand, William is the one who will inherit the throne and he thus needs to be close to the Queen and Prince Charles as much as he can. On other hand, Harry and his wife would center their lives on charities and similar things.
Will they return?
The fact that Harry and Meghan would have their official headquarters for press and similar in Buckingham Palace does not imply that they would move here, too. As already stated, their place of residence would be Frogmore Cottage. The Buckingham Palace is to be used for the times they stay in London.
We should also made that the full-scale renovating of the eastern wing of the Buckingham Palace, the royal family lives there, has already started last April. So, the members of the royal family would have to find temporary places to be for a short period of time. If it happens that the Buckingham Palace is not done by the time Meghan gives birth, the couple would be at St. James’s Palace.