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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set up office in Kensington Palace
Nov 19, 2012, 12:02 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are setting up base at Kensington Palace.
The royal couple and Prince Harry - who have until now shared an office with the boys' father Prince Charles at St James' Palace - will have their own office upon Harry's return from Afghanistan in January.
A palace aide told the Daily Mail newspaper: 'The new set-up will be known as the Household Office of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and will be transferred from St James's Palace in stages.
'Charles has agreed to fund the private office out of his existing income from the Duchy of Cornwall and has even offered to foot the bill for Kate's not inconsiderable working wardrobe.'
Over a dozen employees will move to the west London residence next month to begin preparations for next year.
The three young royals are each to have their own private secretary; vicar's daughter Rebecca Deacon will assist Kate and former Ministry of Defence press secretary Miguel Head has been appointed for William. Harry's personal aide has yet to be chosen.
Helen Asprey is to become private secretary and confidante to the three young royals and royal gatekeeper Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton will supervise all the aides.
Catherine and William are also planning to move to Kensington Palace's Apartment 1A, where Princess Margaret previously lived.
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