William & Harry Now Mean Business
01/06/2009 AT 01:05 PM EST
The princes said Tuesday that their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, has granted them their own "households," meaning three staff members and a "small" support team to advise them and facilitate their public duties, the Associated Press reports.
Previously, the affairs of William, 26, and Harry, 24, were handled by the office of their father, Prince Charles.
One of the household's first duties was announcing its existence. The statement debuted each prince's cypher, or logo – William's is red with a W topped by a coronet; Harry's has a similar design but is blue, the same color used by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
The brothers are currently involved with their military training: William as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force, while Harry is learning to fly British Army helicopters.