The Sussexes confirmed that they had been asked to leave their Windsor home. Who will be sleeping in Harry and Meghan's bedroom soon? Prince Andrew, to be precise!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed Wednesday they have been “requested to vacate” their largely unused Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.
The stunning admission comes after a day of fraught speculation triggered by a report in British tabloid The Sun Tuesday that claimed King Charles wanted to house Prince Andrew in the property, in a move apparently made in retaliation for Harry's tell-all memoir, Spare.
A Sussex spokesperson told the BBC: “We can confirm the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage.”
The official comment came just hours after the reporter Omid Scobie, Harry and Meghan’s biographer, who is known to have excellent contacts within the Sussex organization and has at times acted as a quasi-spokesman for the couple, wrote in a Yahoo! article that the couple were “appalled” by the move to kick them out of the property.
“It all feels very final and like a cruel punishment,” a friend of the couple told Scobie. “It’s like [the family] want to cut them out of the picture for good.”
The source added: “This is not just some random rental they keep for convenience. Every drawer is full, every closet is packed… It’s a real family home.”
A source told Scobie that it was Charles who personally offered Frogmore to his brother, Andrew.
Source: The Daily Beast