Harry and Meghan’s trip to the Hollywood club after being evicted from Frogmore was a ‘bold move’, says source
Harry and Meghan’s recent appearance at an exclusive Hollywood club has been described as a “bold move” by a peer, who noted that the royal couple chose not to use the celebrities’ private door, it reports. page six.
The Duke, 38, and Duchess, 41, of Sussex, visited St. Vincent Bungalows in West Hollywood on the same day it was revealed that the couple had been asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage earlier this month.
Photos of the couple show the pair smiling as they arrived at the club, which is reportedly a favorite among Hollywood’s rich and famous, in early March.
Despite claims that the couple were “furious” over the Frogmore news, Meghan smiled as she stepped out of the couple’s chauffeur-driven SUV, wearing a $1,610 beige Carolina Herrera cape paired with a pair of black Christian Dior heels. from $625.
Her husband Harry, meanwhile, looked casual in a pair of dark jeans, navy sneakers, a navy sweater and a gray tweed blazer as he got out of the car and headed for the club’s front door, which is located in a four. hour round trip from the $14.7 million Montecito mansion she shares with Meghan and her children Archie, three, and Lilibet, one.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (both pictured) arrive at the San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood in early March.
But a source, described as a “club member” in St. Vincent, told Page Six that the establishment has a private door that acquaintances can use if they want to avoid attention.
Describing the visit as a “bold move”, they added: “I know that St. Vincent has a back door for celebrities, so no one needs to see you come and go.” It really is about privacy.
“They have much bigger stars than Harry and Meghan and no one will know they are there. But Harry and Meghan said, “we’re fine” and they didn’t need to use it. And even when they left, they used the main entrance.
Her partner’s upbeat demeanor seemed somewhat at odds with reports that had surfaced moments before their arrival that Meghan and Harry were being evicted from Frogmore Cottage, their only UK home, by King Charles.
According to Page Six, the couple received an eviction notice from Buckingham Palace just 24 hours after the publication of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, in which he made several highly damaging accusations against his family members, including claims that his brother, Prince William, knocked him to the ground during a fight.
Her Majesty initially gave her son and daughter-in-law ‘weeks’ to pack up their British home of grace and favor in the grounds of Windsor Castle after Harry published his memoirs, it was claimed, however a friend of the couple said that the deadline for their move has now been extended until ‘after the Coronation’ in May.
After reports of their eviction were published, the couple’s favorite royal reporter, Omid Scobie, published an article quoting a close friend of the couple, who claimed they viewed the eviction as a “final and very cruel” by Charles.
“It’s like (the family) wants to remove them from the picture forever,” the source continued. ‘Harry and Meghan have until early summer to vacate. Initially they were given just weeks, but now they have at least until after the coronation.
Despite the couple reportedly being told they had to vacate Frogmore Cottage, they looked happy when they were photographed later that day (Pictured: Meghan Markle in San Vicente Bungalows)
King Charles has reportedly offered the keys to Frogmore to Harry’s disgraced uncle Prince Andrew, who is apparently “holding out” because he wants to stay at his larger Windsor Royal Lodge, where he pays $300 a week for accommodation. of 30 rooms subsidized by the state. mansion complete with 98 acres of land and a pool.
The Sussexes reportedly began planning how to move their belongings to California, including an ornate ottoman bench and chaise longue from the house they lived in until Megxit and stayed after the Queen’s death last September.
Scobie has said that at least two members of the royal family are “appalled”. He did not name them, but the Sussexes are known to be close to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
However, the couple did not appear to show any signs of tension when they arrived at the West Hollywood club, which is said to offer a swashbuckling level of privacy, one reason it has become so popular with stars that they want to let go without worrying about who might be watching.
Frogmore Cottage (pictured) was the home of Harry and Meghan until they stepped down as active members of The Firm in 2020
The place is known for implementing incredibly strict privacy rules and many of its inner workings are shrouded in secrecy, except for the impressive membership fee of $4,200 a year for anyone over the age of 35. Minors of that age are treated with a relatively cheaper price of $1,800 a year.
For that sky-high price, members enjoy maximum privacy; guests are required to cover their phone’s camera lens with a sticker upon arrival, are prohibited from talking or posting about the venue on social media, and photography and videography of any kind is prohibited inside the club.
“It is also strictly forbidden to post pictures of the club on social media or discuss anything members and their guests see during their visit,” the SVB website reads.
The comments about the Sussexes come amid reports that the Sussexes would like to be part of the “special family moment” when members of the royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the King’s coronation next month. .
The Sussexes (pictured at Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee last year) are believed to want Prince Archie’s fourth birthday, which is the same day as his coronation, to be recognized in some way.
According to a source, the couple, who have not yet confirmed their attendance at the event, hope to be at the celebrations and would like Prince Archie’s birthday to be recognized in some way during the day.
The sources also suggested that they would like to be included in some way when members of the royal family appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the ceremony.
Balcony appearances are typically reserved for working members of the royal family, however the couple have reportedly believed they should be a part of that “special family moment”.
A source told OK! Earlier this month, discussions continue over the Duke and Duchess’s participation in the coronation, including the question of whether they and their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet will appear on the balcony.
They said the question is a “troubling point” because non-working royals usually don’t show up, however they added: “Harry and Meghan are interested in them also being a part of that family moment. special”.