King Charles evicting Harry, Meghan from Frogmore Cottage, giving to Andrew
King Charles III is kicking Prince Harry and Meghan Markle out of Frogmore Cottage — and gifting it to disgraced royal Prince Andrew.
A source confirms to Page Six that the incoming king began the eviction process in January just one day after the redheaded royal’s memoir “Spare” hit shelves.
“This eviction surely spells the end of Harry and Meghan’s time in the UK,” a source told The Sun.
Buckingham Palace has not commented and the BBC understands any discussions would be a private family matter.
The duke and duchess – who are based in the US – have been approached by the BBC via their foundation, Archewell.
Frogmore Cottage, a Grade-II listed 10-bedroom property in the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire, was a gift to the royal couple from the late Queen.
They refurbished the property, owned by the Crown Estate, at an estimated cost of £2.4m in 2018-19. The cost was initially covered by taxpayers through the Sovereign Grant before being repaid in full by Prince Harry.
The duke and duchess now live in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, after quitting life as working royals in 2020.
They retained the cottage as their UK residence, and last year celebrated their daughter’s first birthday there.
The couple were reportedly told to leave the property by Buckingham Palace in January, days after Harry published his explosive memoir, Spare.
The Duke of York, the late Queen’s second son, lives in the nearby 31-bedroom Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire.
Andrew stepped down as a working royal in 2019 after a controversial Newsnight interview about allegations that he had sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre.
In February 2022, he paid an undisclosed sum to settle the civil sexual assault case Ms Giuffre brought against him in the US.
He has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Reports in recent weeks, not confirmed by the BBC, suggested the King is to cut Andrew’s annual grant which could leave him unable to afford his home’s running costs.
He is said to be resisting the offer of the smaller property, according to a source quoted by the Sun. Page Six/BBC News