King Charles has decided to evict Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from their royal residence at Frogmore Cottage in favor of Prince Andrew, it is rumored.
Buckingham Palace has issued an eviction notice for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, days after Harry’s memoir Spare – in which he made a series of sensational claims against the royal family – hit UK shelves in January. The sun.
Instead, the palace is seeking to replace the couple with the disgraced Duke of York, who currently lives in the larger Royal Lodge, the paper claims.
Andrew would oppose the move, but it is said that Harry and Meghan will be forced to vacate the cottage – their only remaining home in the UK – and complete their move to the US in full whether or not Andrew moves in.
The revelation comes as preparations for King Charles’ coronation in May are well underway, amid speculation that Prince Harry may not receive an invitation.
MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace and Prince Harry’s representatives for comment.
King Charles has decided to evict Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from their royal residence at Frogmore Cottage in favor of Prince Andrew.
The disgraced Prince Andrew (right) could move into Frogmore Cottage once Harry (left) and Meghan are evicted
Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Frogmore House, Frogmore Estate, Windsor, UK – believed to be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s only British home
Frogmore Cottage is pictured in this photo from August 2022
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex can be seen at Frogmore Cottage during their Netflix documentary
A Royal insider told The Sun of the move: “This definitely marks the end of Harry and Meghan’s time in the UK.
Frogmore Cottage is a stone’s throw from the main residence of the Prince and Princess of Wales
‘Andrew is against the idea of moving into Frogmore Cottage after being offered it last week.
“But it shows that Harry and Meghan are powerless to stop the eviction.”
Frogmore Cottage, a grace and favor residence on Windsor’s Frogmore Estate, gifted to the Duke and Duchess by the late Queen in 2018 for their marriage, is the couple’s only remaining residence in the UK.
The cottage is just a stone’s throw from Adelaide Cottage – the primary residence of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
It’s more of a country house, with five bedrooms and sprawling gardens – and underwent a multimillion-pound refurbishment in 2018-2019 before Harry and Meghan moved in.
They were previously five separate properties for staff working at the Windsor Estate.
The entire renovation cost the Sovereign Grant £2.4 million.
Harry and Meghan are pictured in Frogmore Cottage shortly after Archie’s birth
A heavily pregnant Meghan can be seen at Frogmore Cottage in this screenshot from the couple’s Netflix documentary
Harry is pictured playing in the gardens of Frogmore Cottage with dogs in this grab from the couple’s Netflix documentary
Harry and Meghan last extended their lease on the property in May 2022, after Princess Eugenie and her partner – who moved in following the Duke and Duchess’ departure in 2020 – left the estate to move to Portugal.
Harry will discuss his memoir Spare with doctor Gabor Maté this weekend
It is believed the couple will continue their move to Montecito, California, but it is unknown if they plan to challenge the reported eviction.
It comes at a vulnerable time for Harry and Meghan have seen their popularity ratings drop significantly in the US since the release of Spare.
News of their eviction comes days before Harry is expected to take part in an “intimate” livestream chat with doctor, author and addiction expert Gabor Maté to promote his memoir Spare.
More than a month after the book’s release, royal fans can sign up to watch the Duke of Sussex discuss the book with Dr.
The event, organized in conjunction with Harry’s publisher Penguin Random House, will take place on Saturday 4 March at 5pm UK time.
The pair are expected to talk about “living with loss and the importance of personal healing,” followed by a live Q&A.
Prince Andrew, meanwhile, is said to remain “decisive” in his desire to stay at the Royal Lodge – a much larger estate in Windsor.
But he may be forced to leave if his older brother decides to cut the annual grant of £249,000 which helps the Duke of York maintain the upkeep of the Lodge.
Royal experts have said the prince needs to face reality and start “living within his means” after reaching a settlement with sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre following a multi-million pound payment.
Prince Andrew has reportedly told friends he has no intention of leaving his Windsor estate after signing a £250-a-week lease for the next 75 years
Prince Andrew (center) pictured with Lade Victoria Hervey (right) in 2002
Socialite Lady Victoria Hervey claimed last week that Charles could also try to cut Andrew’s annual scholarship out of jealousy.
Lady Victoria said on GB News on Friday: ‘I think Charles, as the older brother, has always been a little jealous of him (Prince Andrew). He had a very successful military career for 20 years.
“I heard he was always jealous of him. So as soon as the queen is gone, the daggers are out.’
Referring specifically to the Windsor lodge, Lady Victoria said, ‘They have time.
“But Charles has inherited how much money and yet he can’t help his brother?
“Prince Andrew had to settle (with Virginia Guiffre), he had no choice, and as soon as he was forced to, they took everything else away little by little.”
Speculation is mounting that Andrew may be kicked out of the Royal Lodge as part of Charles’ plan to cut royal costs. Brewing with a row, Andrew has indicated he will not leave without a fight – but he has been “selfish” by critics.
Incredibly, he has a more than 60-year lease on the 30-room property and is reportedly paying £250 a week for it, which former MP Norman Baker, an expert on royal finance, told MailOnline: ‘would don’t give you a cupboard in your house’. London’.
Mr Baker said: ‘It’s time Andrew started living within his means rather than expecting other people to subsidize his lavish lifestyle.
“If he can’t pay the commercial rent for the property with his own money, he’ll have to be evicted and moved to a much smaller place. The taxpayer subsidizes him.”