Why Prince Harry and Maghan are being evicted
A spokesperson for the British royal family said Wednesday that Prince Harry and Maghan are being evicted from Windsor Estate, leaving them without a UK base.
Frogmore Cottage was a wedding present from the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2018 and they were using it after they reportedly refurbished it at a cost of £2.4 million ($2.9 million).
According to reports in The Sun and Daily Telegraph, it has now been offered to Prince Andrew, King Charles III’s disgraced brother.
“We can confirm the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage,” a spokesperson for the US-based couple said, without providing further details.
Harry and Meghan were reportedly told to vacate the property in January, just days after the publication of the prince’s tell-all memoir “Spare”.
Buckingham Palace, however, did not comment on the matter.
Harry and Meghan’s unofficial biographer Omid Scobie, quoting a source, wrote on Yahoo News that the couple had “until early summer to vacate”.
“Initially they were given just weeks, but now they have at least until after the coronation” in May, Scobie wrote, adding that the couple had not yet heard if they will be invited to Charles’s crowning.
Scobie also quoted a friend of the couple as saying, “it all feels very final and like a cruel punishment”.
“It’s like (the royal family) want to cut them out of the picture for good.”