Royal Boxed: Windsor Castle staff ‘cleared Prince Harry’s personal belongings from Frogmore Cottage and put them away for Diana’s memorial a few days after his visit to the UK’
- Many of the Duke’s belongings, including framed photographs, are boxed
- It comes amid growing speculation that he and Meghan will never return to cottage
- Cousin Eugenie, husband Jack and son August have been involved in the house ever since
Windsor Castle staff have cleared and stored Prince Harry’s personal belongings from Frogmore Cottage – just days after his recent visit to the UK, the allegation reports.
The Duke of Sussex flew back to Britain early this month for the unveiling of his mother’s statue before returning to wife Meghan and children Archie and Lilibet in California.
Since then, however, many of his belongings, including framed photographs, have been boxed up and left at the nearby castle, amid speculation the couple will never return to the cottage.
Harry and Meghan, pictured together, are not expected to return to Frogmore Cottage, sources say
Windsor Castle staff cleared many of the Duke’s personal belongings from the property, pictured, and put them in storage
The lease expires in April, and royal sources say Harry’s decision to sign a four-book deal in which he will completely lift the lid on his experiences makes it “impossible to imagine” that they will return for the platinum anniversary. in 2022 .
The cottage is now occupied by the prince’s cousin Eugenie, her husband Jack and their son August, while Harry’s belongings are expected to be shipped to his £11 million mansion in Montecito.
An insider told the Sun: ‘Windsor Castle staff were in Frogmore just days after Harry flew back to California after the unveiling of the statue.
“They cleared out his personal belongings, including framed photos he left in his and Meghan’s old bedroom.
“Harry had been staying on one side of the cottage, separated from Eugenie and her family. He stayed in his and Meghan’s old bedroom, which had been left largely untouched since he was last there.’
It comes after it was announced last night that Harry has struck a lucrative deal for four books, the second of which will not be released until after the Queen has passed away.
In news that Buckingham Palace is sure to alarm, industry insiders said the “tell all” tome revealed by Harry earlier this week is just the “tip of the iceberg.”
Sources said the Duke oversaw the bidding and told publishers to start at £18 million, with the final figure possibly being £29 million.
The cottage is now occupied by the Prince’s cousin Eugenie, her husband Jack and their son August
The deal sees a memoir being released next year — when the Queen’s platinum anniversary is — and the second book will be withheld until after her death.
Harry’s wife Meghan will write a ‘wellness’ guide as part of the contract with Penguin Random House. The subject and author of the fourth title is unknown.
The Mail has been told that the 36-year-old prince “led negotiations” out of California’s Montecito, where he and Meghan have bought an £11 million mansion thanks to lucrative partnerships, including with streaming services Netflix and Spotify.
Two publishers flew from London to see him and others joined the ‘auction’ via video call, sources say.