Meghan Markle felt 'tricked' by Frogmore cottage: 'She didn't realise it was a mere 8 bedrooms'

Meghan Markle felt 'tricked' by Frogmore cottage: 'She didn't realise it was a mere 8 bedrooms'

Meghan Markle felt 'tricked' by Frogmore cottage

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Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 19/04/2024

- 10:02

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were gifted Frogmore Cottage by the late Queen Elizabeth shortly after they got married, but they couldn't keep the property

A royal commentator has said that Meghan felt "tricked" by Frogmore Cottage and expected it to be a castle after the pair were gifted the home by Queen Elizabeth.

This comes as Prince Harry officially changed his formal residential status to the US, using the date of his Frogmore Cottage eviction as the start date of the bombshell change.

The Duke of Sussex has chosen the day he was "kicked out" of Frogmore Cottage on his official business records, to declare his primary residency as California.

But according to royal editor Charlotte Griffith, Meghan wasn't too happy with the property in the first place.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle "though that it was Frogmore House, a much grander property"


Griffiths said: "To me, it feels like he's trolling his dad a bit because he could have said that he's been a US resident since 2020 when he quit the UK and moved to the States, but instead he chose the exact day that his dad kicked him out of Frogmore.

"The reason his dad kicked him out of Frogmore was that he'd slagged off Camilla in Spare. And it was a really difficult decision for Charles because no dad wants to kick their son out of their home. But he went beyond the pale."


Griffiths added that the Sussexes spent around "£2.4million" renovating the cottage, just to move out of it anyway.

She said: "Harry was incensed by this move. Nothing is by chance with Harry. He's kind of spiteful and he can't let go of the past.

"Why is he so hung up on Frogmore? This is the country he was desperate to get away from. This is a house he didn't particularly want to live in and didn't live in."

GB News host Ben Leo responded: "The thing that gets me is that Harry and Meghan left the UK.

Charlotte Griffiths

Charlotte Griffiths said that Harry was ' incensed by this move'

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"They said we're going to focus on a new life away from the hellhole in England and all the trauma they'd been through with the Royal Family.

"All they seem to have done since then is look back and complain about the way they were treated?

"And if this is right, that he chose this date to have a dig at the King, it's just another act of his quite vengeful nature."

Meghan Markle

Meghan felt "tricked and confused"


Griffiths agreed, stating: "I'm sure that Harry being made to pay for the costs of the renovations sort of galvanised his anger towards the whole situation. He thought he was getting a fantastic freebie.

"And there were a few reports at the time that Meghan actually thought she was moving into Frogmore House, which is a much grander property.

"She sort of felt a bit sort of tricked or confused and hadn't quite realised it was actually a cottage which is only a mere eight bedrooms."

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