Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's former UK home 'a cold shower' for member of the Royal Family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were asked by the King to vacate Frogmore Cottage

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Svar Nanan-Sen

By Svar Nanan-Sen


Published: 20/05/2023

- 10:52

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were asked by the King to vacate Frogmore Cottage

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's UK home would be a "cold shower" for Prince Andrew, according to a royal biographer.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage by the King earlier this year.


Prince Harry's brief stay at the royal residence for his father's Coronation was reportedly the Sussexes' final use of the property.

King Charles wants his brother Prince Andrew to move out of the Royal Lodge and move into Frogmore Cottage.

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew

King Charles wants his brother Prince Andrew to move out of the Royal Lodge and move into Frogmore Cottage.

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Royal commentator Tom Bower told the Daily Mail that Prince Andrew "needs to come to terms with his fate".

Bower said: “I think the King is right. He’s got to slim down the number of houses in the royal portfolio and Andrew has got to come to terms with his fate.

"He can no longer live like a duke. Frogmore will be a cold shower for him, but he’s just got to take it.”

Asked whether Andrew was considering a move to Frogmore Cottage, a source told the Times: "If I was a member of that family and I had a pick, I would pick Royal Lodge any day of the week.

"He’s very privileged to live in Royal Lodge."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were given use of the five-bedroom Frogmore Cottage by the Queen as a wedding present in 2018.

Meghan and Harry have barely lived in the royal residence over the last three years.

The Sussexes were originally given just several weeks to pack up their belongings from their UK home.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Prince Harry were first told they would need to leave the property just one day after the Duke of Sussex's autobiography was released.

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However, after negotiations, it was agreed they would have until after the Coronation to move out.

Meghan and Prince Harry were first told they would need to leave the property just one day after the Duke of Sussex's autobiography was released.

Earlier this year, a spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed the couple have been asked to leave their UK base, saying: "We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage."

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