(London) Harry and Meghan now homeless in the UK: King Charles III withdrew the couple’s use of their British residence in Windsor after the prince’s vengeful book was published, the couple reported on Wednesday. British media.
According to the daily The Sun And The TelegraphBuckingham Palace has sent “an eviction notice” to the couple, who have multiplied their attacks on royalty since their withdrawal and their sensational departure from the United Kingdom in 2020.
Frogmore Cottage, a 5-bedroom residence in the royal estate of Windsor Castle in west London, was granted to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by Elizabeth II in 2018 as a wedding gift.
The renovation work carried out by the couple for more than 2 million euros at the expense of the taxpayer had shocked, and Prince Harry had to reimburse them once his departure was recorded.
According The SunCharles III would not have offered a new residence to the “Sussexes”, thus depriving them of any royal address during their rare trips to the United Kingdom.
While the couple are already challenging the withdrawal of their special police protection in court, this decision sounds like a sanction after the publication by Harry in early January of his memoirs entitled “The Substitute”, in which he settles accounts with his family.
He recounts in particular a violent argument with his older brother William, the heir to the throne, about his wife Meghan and accuses Queen Consort Camilla of having revealed private conversations in the press.
” Punishment ”
The “Sussexes” would have “until the beginning of the summer”, that is after the coronation of the king, scheduled for May 6, to move their remaining belongings to the residence, according to a source close to the couple quoted by their biographer Omid Scobie, in an article for Yahoo! News.
Two months from this event, the question of the presence of Harry and Meghan at the ceremony is still not officially decided, even if some media report that they will be invited.
According to the sources cited by this reputable journalist close to the couple, Harry and Meghan were “stunned” by this decision which looks like “a cruel punishment”.
According The Sunthe king would have asked prince Andrew to live in Frogmore Cottage to reduce the lifestyle of his younger brother, who currently lives in the luxurious property of Royal Lodge 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 abusing minors.
The king, who according to the British media wants to reduce the lifestyle of the British monarchy, would thus consider withdrawing his annual allowance of 250,000 pounds (about 410,000 $ CA), making it difficult to finance the maintenance of the Royal Lodge.
Contacted by AFP, Buckingham Palace declined to comment on this information.