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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle evicted from Frogmore Cottage by King Charles after Spare’s release

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being kicked out of their UK home, Frogmore Cottage.

A spokesperson from Archewell Foundation (the organisation founded by Harry and Meghan) told Hello!, “We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage.”

They were asked to leave the cottage.

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And a source claimed to Page Six that the eviction process began on January 12, the day after Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare was released.

According to Hello!, Harry and Meghan will not complain publicly about the eviction as they know they’re extremely privileged to have multiple properties but do consider the loss of Frogmore Cottage as a low blow.

Plus, the couple are sad to leave Frogmore Cottage because they considered it a gift from the Queen. However, Queen Elizabeth only gave them the lease to the property, not the property itself, which is why they can be evicted.

They left Frogmore the day after Spare was released.

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Harry and Meghan have been predominantly living in California since 2020, when they officially stepped back from royal duties.

But they’ve stayed at Frogmore Cottage multiple times since then. Most recently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stayed there when they attended the Queen’s funeral in September 2022.

Harry and Meghan also stayed in their UK home in early 2022 when they attended Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. During that visit, the couple threw their daughter, Lilibet’s first birthday party at Frogmore Cottage.

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The cottage went under extensive renovations in 2019 which reportedly cost between AU$3.5million to AU$4million.

However, while the Sovereign Grant (a fund financed by taxpayers that’s used to pay for the royal’s various expenses) initially paid for the renovation, Harry and Meghan paid back these costs out of their own money.

It’s been reported that King Charles will let Prince Andrew move into Frogmore Cottage once Harry and Meghan vacate; which will most likely happen shortly after Charles’ coronation.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, New Idea.

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