The Queen allegedly stopped the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from moving into Windsor Castle in 2019. Before Harry and Meghan decided to depart the Firm, the Queen allegedly turned down the couple’s request and instead, suggested Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate. Although the pair were said to have been blocked from moving into Windsor Castle, it has emerged that Kate and Prince William may now relocate to the residence.
Writing for the New Zealand Herald, Ms Elsner claimed the Sussexes may regard this as a “slap in the face”.
Indeed, Ms Elsner suggested the move may add “more ammunition” to those who feel the Sussexes were unfairly treated during their time as working royals.
Ms Elsner said: “If the Queen was to open her adored home up to the Cambridges, after having denied Harry and Meghan the same request, it would be hard not to read this as something of a slap in the face for the self-exiled Sussexes.
“However, if this relocation does come to pass, it will only provide more ammunition to those who have argued that there has long been one rule for William and Kate and another for Harry and Meghan.”
If the Cambridges do indeed join the Queen in Windsor Castle, Ms Elsner questioned what impact this may have between the two brothers.
She added: “There are broader implications to this possible change of address than just how it might affect the already parlous state of relations between William and Harry.
“If Harry and Meghan were still living down the road at Frogmore Cottage, it is hard not to wonder how the Duke of Sussex would have fared having to deal daily with the blunt reality of his heir status while his brother prepped for the throne a stone’s throw away.”
Since the pandemic, the Queen has spent the majority of her time at Windsor Castle.
According to Katie Nicholl, another royal expert, Kate and William may now move from their home at Kensington Palace.
If the pair do move, it would put them closer to Kate’s parents and sister.
According to Ms Nicholl, Kate and William feel “very overlooked” at their current residence.
As the pair bring up their three children, a royal source told the royal commentator being at Windsor Castle makes more sense.
The move has allegedly been discussed with the Queen although no concrete plans have been put in place.
A source told Vanity Fair: “William and Kate have been talking to their close friends about leaving Kensington Palace where they feel very overlooked.
“William and Kate are very seriously considering a move to Windsor, and it has been discussed with the Queen.
“There are options at Windsor Castle, which is vast, and being close to the Queen, who is 95, makes sense to the family.”
Her Majesty took 22 staff members with her as part of the so-called ‘HMS Bubble’ to Windsor.
Before his death in April, Prince Philip had also relocated to the residence to be with Her Majesty.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK