A not-so-royal shock. King Charles III’s choice to evict Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from their royal residence at Frogmore Cottage is one the couple didn’t see coming, a supply completely reveals within the new challenge of Us Weekly.
“The phrase is that that is each a blow and a shock to them, particularly given the timing [right after the release of Harry’s memoir, Spare], however there’s nothing they’ll actually do,” the insider says.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Basis confirmed the request to Us on March 1, noting that Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, have been “requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage.” Weeks earlier, the prince had launched his tell-all memoir, Spare, through which he made a number of allegations in opposition to his father, 74, and older brother Prince William.
In keeping with the supply, supporters of the Sussexes — who stepped down from their senior royal duties in 2020 — assume that “Charles might simply as simply have saved it open for them if he’d wished to nevertheless it appears clear he doesn’t.”
Then again, “King Charles maintains the royal household regaining Frogmore is being performed for sensible functions,” the insider notes. “The official line will probably be that the Sussexes are so hardly ever within the residence and it must be occupied and maintained by a full-time resident.”
With regards to who Charles might choose to fill the soon-to-be-empty residence, the supply shares, “He feels it will be way more appropriate for [Prince] Andrew, who in fact is not a serving royal but [and] nonetheless has enterprise to stay within the native space.” Andrew, 63, stepped down from his duties as a senior royal in 2019 amid sexual assault allegations, and was later stripped of his royal patronages and army affiliations in January 2022.
On condition that Charles’ relationship along with his youthful son and daughter-in-law has been strained for years — and maybe solely extra so because the January launch of Spare — the insider says, “It’s not laborious to place two and two collectively and deduce that they’ve misplaced forex with him in addition to the remainder of the royals.”
In the end, Frogmore Cottage is “the property of the Crown Property, which means Charles nonetheless has management and the ultimate say on who dwells there on the finish of the day,” the supply tells Us.
The choice to take away Harry and Meghan from Frogmore was doubtless a troublesome one for the monarch to make, as royal knowledgeable Angela Levin completely advised Us on February 7 that Charles has maintained a comfortable spot for his youngest son.
“King Charles is a monarch, however he’s additionally a father,” Levin shared. “He loves Harry. He won’t like what he’s doing, however he loves him and there’s a weak point there for him. He doesn’t need to lose him as a son.”
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