The Sussexes have definitely become personae non gratae in the UK.
King Charles III would have made a strong and symbolic decision: to expel his youngest son and his wife Meghan Markle from Frogmore Cottage, the property in Windsor that the late Queen Elizabeth II had offered to the couple in 2018, as a wedding gift.
According to information from the English tabloid
on February 28, the Sussexes received an eviction notice about a month ago, following the publication in January of Prince Harry's memoir, titled
Surprisingly, the monarch is reportedly planning to gift the mansion to his brother, Prince Andrew.
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This hand extended to the ex-duke of York is surprising since the latter was stripped, in January 2022, of his military affiliations and royal patronages.
As a reminder, the monarch's younger brother is accused by a woman named Virginia Giuffre of having raped her when she was 17 years old, through Jeffrey Epstein.
That's not the only downgrade the father of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice is going through.
Charles III has also planned to abolish, as of next April, the royal allowance of 250,000 pounds per year (283,537 euros) that his brother is supposed to receive since the death of their mother on September 8, 2022. A decision which, de facto, would prevent him from staying at the Royal Lodge, his home in Windsor, whose maintenance costs would then become too high.
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Prince Andrew, who has not yet accepted the proposal to move to Frogmore, would then move from a roof with thirty rooms in total, to another, more modest, with five bedrooms.
The 'Royal Lodge' where he currently lives with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson is worth £30m;
he would be "resolved" to stay in this
house, according to an anonymous source who spoke to the
“This expulsion surely marks the end of Harry and Meghan's stay in the United Kingdom.
Anonymous source to English tabloid The Sun
Repatriation of goods
If Prince Andrew moved to Frogmore Cottage, he would certainly make more use of it than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Before moving there in April 2019 - only for six months - the latter had demanded renovations worth 2.4 million pounds (2.709 million euros), which they later reimbursed.
The house also briefly welcomed Princess Eugenie in November 2020, then about to give birth.
She and her husband Jack Brooksbank now split their time between Portugal and the UK, where they reside at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, London.
After establishing their new life in the United States in 2020, the Sussexes have spent little time in this house, apart from a whirlwind trip to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee in April 2022, an occasion which also allowed them to celebrate the one year anniversary of their daughter Lilibet.
Since the announcement of their expulsion, the son of Lady Diana has already requested that objects, including an ottoman bench and a chaise longue, be sent to California.
The Sussexes expelled from the Kingdom
By having the usufruct of this house withdrawn, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle no longer have a home in Great Britain.
Bringing an anonymous source to declare to
: “This expulsion surely marks the end of the stay of Harry and Meghan in the United Kingdom.”
This rental benefit in the process of slipping through their fingers comes as the Duke of Sussex is suing the government for its decision to withdraw the police protection which the couple enjoyed when he was on British soil.
Another withdrawal of the royal family is to watch: the parents of Archie and Lilibet could not be invited – or refuse to attend – the coronation of King Charles scheduled for May 6.
However, several sources have told British media, including
, that the Sussexes have been invited.
For what ?
Following the couple's Netflix documentary released in December, Prince Harry's autobiography has continued to sour the couple's relationship with the Crown.
One of the most devastating episodes recounted in
would be that of a violent altercation between Harry and his brother William.
The Duke of Sussex accuses the latter, heir to the throne, of throwing him to the ground during a 2019 dispute over Meghan Markle.
The tone would then have risen, the insults would have flared, and they would have come to blows.
The one Harry called "his 'sworn enemy' would have finally tackled him to the ground.
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Go back on his words
In his first speech after becoming king, Charles III said he wanted to "express [s]his love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas".
And when the Queen gifted them the property in 2018, the couple claimed it meant their "family would always have a place to call 'home' in the UK".
Statements today strongly undermined.
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