Queen Elizabeth II gifted Frogmore Cottage to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their royal wedding in 2018.
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The decision to remove the couple from Frogmore Cottage “surely spells the end of Harry and Meghan’s time in the UK”, a royal insider told The Sun.
It comes after the King was reported to be in the process of removing the disgraced Prince Andrew from his taxpayer-funded Royal Lodge in Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of York will now allegedly live in Frogmore Cottage, where Harry and Meghan lived during their time in the UK after being gifted the Windsor residence by the late Queen.
‘Feathers ruffle in Montecito’ after Harry and Meghan ‘forced out’ by King Charles
The report Queen Camilla wants her five grandchildren to play an active role during the Coronation ceremony on May 6 may “ruffle feathers in Montecito”, a commentator has claimed.
Royal expert Camilla Tominey suggested the Duke of Sussex may feel further “forced out” by the Crown if the children of Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes will indeed be key during the historic service at Westminster Abbey.
It would be a significant downgrade from his Grade II listed 30-room Windsor house, where he lives currently with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
But it is unclear whether Andrew has agreed to move into Frogmore Cottage with reports that he is “resisting”.
The royal insider told the paper: “Andrew is resisting the idea of moving into Frogmore Cottage after he was offered it last week.
“But it shows Harry and Meghan are powerless to stop the eviction.”
The renovation cost the taxpayer £2.4million ($2.8million) but Prince Harry has since paid this money back.
Before Harry and Meghan moved to Frogmore Cottage, the couple lived in a different royal home – Nottingham Cottage.
In their bombshell Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, the couple joked about the house being too small.
In one episode, the couple said the home “sounds like a palace” but claimed that it wasn’t.
Harry said: “As far as people were concerned, we were living in a palace.. and we were, in a cottage.”
Meghan said: “Kensington Palace sounds very regal, of course, it does. It says ‘palace’ in the name. But Nottingham Cottage was so small.”
Harry added: “The whole thing’s on a slight lean, really low ceilings. I don’t know who was there before, they must have been very short.”