Harry and Meghan 'asked to vacate' UK home at Frogmore Cottage

Reports have claimed the move was sanctioned by King Charles.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been asked to “vacate” their UK home at Frogmore Cottage, the couple have confirmed.

It comes just weeks after the Duke of Sussex’s damning book Spare was released.

The pair’s spokesperson said a “request” has been made for the Sussexes to give up Frogmore Cottage, which is close to Windsor Castle.

Reports have claimed the move was sanctioned by King Charles, and will remove their remaining foothold in the UK, further weakening their ties with the royal family.

A spokesperson for the couple said: “We can confirm the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage.”

The grade-II listed ten bedroom Frogmore Cottage, situated 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 between 2018 and 2019.

The cost was initially covered by taxpayers through the Sovereign Grant before being repaid in full by Prince Harry.

According to unconfirmed reports, Prince Andrew has been offered the property in place of his current home at the nearby 31-bedroom Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park.

The Duke of York stepped down as a working royal in 2019 after a controversial 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.

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