THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are ready to establish their own powerbase at Kensington Palace.

Until now, William, Kate and Prince Harry have shared an office with Prince Charles at St James’s Palace. But they are about to create their own court in time for Harry’s return from Afghanistan in January

More than a dozen staff will begin the switch to the Royal residence in West London next month.

Kate and William, both 30, have a cottage on the site but will soon set up home in Apartment 1A, which used to be occupied by Princess Margaret.

The move is viewed as another sign that William is preparing to leave his role as a search-and-rescue pilot at RAF Anglesey to begin a life of Royal duty with his wife. ‘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,’ said an aide.

The office will also house admin staff who will manage the rising number of public engagements undertaken by the three Royals.             –MO