Royal family members 'appalled' by King Charles' shock Sussexes move

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been left 'stunned' after being evicted.

The distance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their royal relatives seems to be growing, as it’s now been revealed they’ve been evicted from their UK home, Frogmore Cottage.

According to The Sun, King Charles has offered up the couple’s home, which is on the grounds of Windsor Castle, to his brother, Prince Andrew, however, he reportedly turned it down.

Now the Sussexes have confirmed the news to the publication, with a spokesperson saying: “We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage."

The royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony
King Charles has evicted Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from their Frogmore Cottage home. Photo: Getty Images

In a column for Yahoo, the couple’s friend and author Omid Scobie claimed the shock move came soon after the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, in January.

He said King Charles’ decision had left two members of the royal family “appalled” and the Sussexes are “stunned”.

“Harry and Meghan have until early summer to vacate,” a source told Omid.

“Initially they were given just weeks, but now they have at least until after the coronation.”


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton and King Charles together
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's safe haven in the UK has been offered up to Prince Andrew. Photo: Getty Images

It’s a shocking move from King Charles, with a friend of the couple going on to tell Omid: “It all feels very final and like a cruel punishment.

“It’s like [the family] want to cut them out of the picture for good.”

Harry and Meghan moved to Frogmore Cottage following their marriage in 2018 and famously courted controversy when they spent 2.4 million pounds renovating the home.

After agreeing to pay back all the money they spent there, the couple moved out in 2020 when they quit their roles as senior royals.

Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack and their son August made the cottage their home while the couple was away, but have since moved out.

The news comes ahead of King Charles’ coronation in May. It’s still unclear whether the Sussexes have been invited or will attend.

Prince Charles, Camilla, the Queen, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton on the Buckingham Palace balcony
It's not yet clear whether or not the Sussexes will attend King Charles' coronation in May. Photo: Getty Images

According to The Mirror, Harry wants to speak with his father and his brother Prince William to clear the air before he considers flying to the UK for the major occasion.

“Harry has been very clear and his position hasn't wavered,” a source told the publication.


“He isn't going to come if he feels the atmosphere will be as toxic as it was during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and funeral.

“He's said he wants to reconcile with his family and it's their call, but so far nothing has changed.”

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