King Charles III has seemingly sent a clear message regarding his feelings towards his son Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan by having them pack up their belongings and leave Frogmore Cottage, their U.K residence, for good, according to the U.S. Sun. The residence was a wedding gift to the couple from the late Queen Elizabeth II, and they lived there right after they married.
Harry and Meghan have been living in Montecito, California since they ended their royal duties in January of 2020. Permanently moving out of Frogmore Cottage leaves Meghan and Harry with no home base in the UK, and there is no suggestion that they have been offered an alternative residence.
With Harry and Meghan essentially being “evicted” from the residence, it is reported that King Charles III has offered it to Prince Andrew, who was disgraced after a sex scandal was exposed with relation to Jeffrey Epstein. Still, Prince Andrew is reportedly “resisting” making the move, which would be downsizing the mansion he lives in now, though reports suggest he may lose that soon as well.
Harry and Meghan have been stirring up tons of bad press for both themselves and the monarchy since leaving their royal duties behind three years ago. Most recently, Harry’s book, Spare, spilled very personal details including conversations and altercations between members of the royal family. The decision to force them out of Frogmore Cottage appears to have been made after Harry’s book was released.
However, Spare was not the first time Harry publicly attacked his family. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey and their wildly popular Netflix docuseries, Harry and Meghan dished out details portraying the royal family in a negative light. Since their first outpouring of complaints, allegations against the royal family have escalated and gotten more personal. Harry and Meghan have shared personal texts with members of the royal family like Princess Kate, personal conversations with Prince William, and made damaging accusations of the royal family regarding racism.
Some speculate that this decision suggests Harry and Meghan may not be receiving an invitation to King Charles III’s coronation in May, even though in his first speech after becoming King, King Charles III reiterated his love for Harry and Meghan “as they continue to build their lives overseas.”