Harry and Meghan are now homeless in the UK: British media reported on Wednesday that King Charles III has withdrawn the couple’s use of their home in Britain’s Frogmore Cottage, following the publication of the prince’s revenge book.
According to The Sun and The Telegraph daily, Buckingham Palace has sent an “eviction notice” to the couple, who left the UK with a bang in 2020 and have since doubled down on attacks on the monarchy.
Frogmore Cottage, a five-bedroom residence near Windsor Castle in west London, was given to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by Elizabeth II in 2018 as a wedding gift.
The couple’s renovations shocked more than two million euros at taxpayers’ expense, and Prince Harry had to reimburse them once he registered his departure with Meghan Markle.
According to The Sun, Charles III would not have offered the Sussex new residence, thus depriving them of any royal title during their rare trips to the UK, a decision that seems like a punishment after it was publicized by Harry at the start of January. His book “The Alternative”, where he settles scores with his family.
In particular, he recounts a violent argument with his older brother William, heir to the throne, over his wife Meghan and accuses Queen Camilla of revealing private conversations in the press.
This decision is likely to exacerbate rifts within the establishment while the couple are already vying in court over the withdrawal of special police protection.
Attending the coronation?
Two months before the coronation of the king, the question of the presence of Harry and Megan at the ceremony was not officially decided, even if some media reported that they were invited.
According to The Sun, the King was going to ask Prince Andrew to live at Frogmore Cottage to lessen the lifestyle of his younger brother, who currently lives at the luxurious Royal Lodge estate in Windsor.
Andrew fell out of favor after accusations of sexual assault and his friendship with the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted of sexually assaulting minors.
Thus the King would consider withdrawing his annual allowance of £250,000 (about €283,000).
Contacted by AFP, Buckingham Palace declined to comment on this information.
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