The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, have been asked to leave their residence in Frogmore Cottage, which is located on the grounds of Windsor Castle in the west of London. This eviction request indicates a further deterioration in their relationship with the royal family, coinciding with preparations for King Charles III’s coronation.
Originally intended as the couple’s primary residence before relinquishing their royal duties and moving to Southern California, Frogmore Cottage is now to be vacated. The Sun newspaper reported that Charles initiated the eviction process on 11 January, the day following the release of Harry’s explosive memoir “Spare.”
“We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage,” the couple’s spokesperson said in a statement.
According to British media, King Charles has now offered Frogmore Cottage to his brother Prince Andrew. It is noteworthy that Harry’s disclosures in “Spare” have deepened the rift between him and his family. The book contains his accounts of private conversations with his father and his brother, Prince William.
Harry and Meghan previously announced that Frogmore Cottage would remain their base when visiting the UK. However, this recent development has suggested that they will no longer be welcome there.
In September 2020, a spokesperson announced that the couple had repaid £2.4 million (€2.71 million) of British taxpayers’ money used to renovate the home when they were working members of the royal family. The spokesperson affirmed that the cost of the renovation was fully covered.
This development raises questions about the future relationship between Harry, Meghan, and the royal family, particularly with King Charles III’s upcoming coronation.