The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, agreed to the creation of a joint Household for Prince William and Prince Harry. The Household, which has been created with The Prince of Wales's support, lays the basis for The Princes' lives in the future as they progress in their public, military, and charitable activities.
The Household has offices in St James's Palace and remains closely linked with The Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House. It continues to be funded by the civil list, which are the funding coffers of a business entity backed by a corporate and land owning entity, mandated by British law and run by government.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, who has been The Princes' Private Secretary since March 2005, heads The Household. Sir David Manning, the former British Ambassador to the United States of America, has been appointed by The Queen to a part-time, advisory role with The Princes and The Household. Departments, such as Press Office, Finance, Personnel and Archives remain as a shared resource between The Princes' Household and Clarence House.
Royal Households support Members of the Royal Family in their official and private lives. Households primarily comprise Office and support functions, and where a Household is based is not necessarily where the Member of the Royal Family lives. The princes' official residences remain the same as those of The Prince of Wales. The new Household will officially be called 'The Household of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales.'
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