After Kensington Palace confirmed over the weekend that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan would create their own household separate from the House of Cambridge, the royal couple sought the Queen’s approval of a House of Sussex that is totally independent from the Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth did not approve of the plan.

Could this be a sign that the Queen is already making strides toward taking full control of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Actually, this is not the first time that Queen Elizabeth moved to bring the Windsors’ newest couple under her control. Here are the signs that Queen Elizabeth might actually be seeking to take control of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.

1. She wants the Sussexes’ PR impresario to report to her press secretary

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s PR impresario, Sara Latham, does not enjoy as much autonomy as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s. Queen Elizabeth wants Latham to report directly to her press secretary, Donal McCabe, placing the Sussexes’ communication team under Buckingham Palace’s communication team. This means that Queen Elizabeth’s communications army will have direct control over what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can and cannot say in the future, curbing their freedom of expression.

2. She wants the new Sussex office inside Buckingham Palace

Having the Sussex office inside Buckingham Palace will make it easier for the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, to keep a close watch on Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s undertakings. If their office is housed in Buckingham Palace, it will be impossible for the royal couple to keep their affairs private.

3. She wants the royal couple’s new outfit to be jointly paid for by her and Prince Charles

Although it is only Prince Charles who usually pays for the outfit of the Sussexes and Cambridges, a new report suggests that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s new outfit will now be shouldered by Queen Elizabeth as well. Funding the royal couple’s outfit using her private account, it looks like the Queen wants to have a say on what they can and cannot wear, too. Considering how much of a liberal thinker Duchess Meghan is, she might have a hard time breaking royal protocols when it comes to dressing.

Queen Elizabeth, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Queen Elizabeth II; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Chris Jackson/Getty Images