King Charles informed Page Six after The New York Post initially reported that he was evicting his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle from the Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The monarch is said to be giving his brother, the disgraced Prince Andrew, 63, the house once they leave.
“We can confirm the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage,” their representative told Page six.
According to a source for The New York Times, the procedure to evict Harry and Meghan started in January, the day after Harry’s memoir Spare was published. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex allegedly will not live at the royal Windsor Estate anymore; instead, they will ship their stuff to their new house in the United States. As a wedding gift in 2018, Queen Elizabeth handed the cottage to her grandson and his wife.
A little over a month after Andrew was kicked out of Buckingham Palace due to a scandal surrounding his relationship with sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Charles offers his brother Frogmore. Virginia Giuffre accused Andrew of sexual assault, but the civil case was resolved out of court.
Notwithstanding Andrew’s denial of the claims and the confidentiality of the settlement terms, he lost his royal title as a result of the controversy. Andrew was expelled from Buckingham Palace, but Charles reportedly continued to cover his security costs.
It is unclear if Harry and Meghan will be invited to Charles’ official coronation ceremony in May during the eviction. Since Harry’s shocking memoir Spare hit bookstore shelves in January, there has been a great deal of tension inside the royal family.
Harry claimed that he and his father and brother, Prince William, are not currently on speaking terms in interviews that followed the publication of the book. The Duke of Sussex said in an interview with 60 Minutes, “I look forward to us being able to find peace. It’s been a while since we spoke.”