Prince Harry and Meghan Markle axe all staff at their Buckingham Palace office

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will close their Buckingham Palace office and 15 staff will lose their roles in the shake-up. 

As the couple prepare for life in Canada, Meghan, 38 and Harry, 35, have told staff they will no longer be needed to work for them as they will not be senior royals. 

Staff had hoped some of them might keep their jobs as the couple attend selected functions in the UK, but that will not happen now. 

It is believed the royal couple tried very hard to find new roles for their staff, but sadly not everyone will be given a new job at the Palace. 

A royal source told the Daily Mail, “Given their decision to step back, an office at Buckingham Palace is no longer needed.

"While the details are still being finalised and efforts are being made to redeploy people within the royal household, unfortunately there will be some redundancies.”

The couple's newly appointed private secretary, and communications chief are understood to be among those to have lost their job.

And although staff are devastated by the job losses, they are said to totally understand Harry and Meghan's wish to move away from the UK with their son, Archie. 

The royal insider added the team are “very loyal” to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It is understood the redundancies will happen in March, just after Prince Harry and Meghan return to the UK for a Commonwealth Service. 

Last month Meghan and Harry announced they would be stepping away from the Royal Family to live in North America. 

The Queen has given them both her blessing with their decision 

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