UNITED KINGDOM: Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have been asked to vacate their royal residence, Frogmore Cottage, a home on the grounds of King Charles’s Windsor Castle estate that they use when in Britain, the couple’s spokesperson said on Wednesday.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been asked to leave their home at Frogmore Cottage, we can confirm that,” the spokesperson said without providing any further details.
The British newspaper had earlier reported that the monarch had offered the home to his brother, Prince Andrew.
Charles’s decision arrives in the wake of the couple’s damning disclosures about Harry’s father, his older brother, Prince William, and other royals in his most recent memoir, a Netflix documentary, and a number of TV interviews, the tabloid newspaper stated.
The king’s younger brother, Prince Andrew, was forced to resign from his royal role due to his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender in the United States. The newspaper reported that Andrew wishes to stay in his current residence nearby rather than moving to Frogmore Cottage.
Buckingham Palace said that it would not make any comment on the report. Any such discussions would be a private family issue, said a royal source. Harry and Meghan relocated to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of the Windsor Castle estate to the west of London after their marriage in 2018.
Following their resignation from their royal duties in 2020, they relocated to California to start new lives and careers, but Frogmore Cottage remained their home in the UK. They also consented to repay the taxpayers for the $2.9 million ($2.4 million) spent on home renovations.
Prince Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie, Andrew’s younger daughter, and her husband were permitted to use the property after the duo left, but the sun reported that they had since left.
Since moving to the U.S., Harry and Meghan have rarely visited Britain, but when they have, they have stayed at Frogmore, like when they were there to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth’s platinum Jubilee last year.
Since then, there has been a further deterioration in the relationship between the pair and the rest of the family as a result of the author’s harsh criticisms of the royals and their advisors in his book “Spare,” which set sales records for its rapid release.
The disagreements have raised major doubts about whether Harry will attend his father’s coronation, which is going to take place in May.