Prince Harry has always been pretty close to the York sisters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. Eugenie and Harry are so close that she used to set him up with her friends, and she was one of the first people in the family to meet Meghan when H&M first began dating. So now that Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are expecting, it’s not surprising that Harry is doing his cousin a really nice favor. What *does* surprise me is that the Queen didn’t “give” Eugenie and Jack a royal property as a wedding/baby gift. So it’s left to Harry to make a generous donation: he’s lending them Frogmore Cottage in what seems like an open-ended lease. This is the same Frogmore Cottage which the Queen gifted to the Sussexes and everyone freaked out over how much money it cost to renovate, so H&M “paid back” the cost of the renovations. Harry and Meghan aren’t coming back to England any time soon (LOL) so now Eugenie and Jack live there.
Harry and Meghan have handed the keys to Frogmore Cottage to Princess Eugenie. The Sussexes’ prized possessions were hauled out of Frogmore Cottage in the dead of night to make way for their new tenant. Pregnant Eugenie, 30, and hubby Jack Brooksbank moved into the refurbished five-bed home in Windsor two weeks ago.
The secretive switch saw treasured items and furniture packed off to the Sussexes’ home in California. Grade II-listed Frogmore technically remains the Sussexes’ UK residence but it is unlikely they will live there as a family again.
A source said: “Removal vans pitched up in the dead of the night and cleared out the cottage. They definitely did not want to be seen. Emptying their home and handing over the keys is a pretty strong sign Harry and Meghan have no plans to return. It appears they are tying up loose ends as they plan to extend their stay in the US perhaps permanently.”
The Princess and the Sussexes are said to have reached a private agreement but it is not known how long for. Harry, 36, has always been close to his cousin, youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. Andrew and Fergie live together four miles away at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park. Eugenie and Jack are also less than a mile from Windsor Castle, where the Queen is spending lockdown with Prince Philip.
Harry and Meghan, 39, cleared the way for the move by repaying £2.4million of taxpayers’ cash spent on a refurb. The source added: “Frogmore was kitted out to Meghan and Harry’s tastes with son Archie in mind, so it is the perfect place for a couple to bring up a baby. It has the bonus of being around the corner from her parents and, of course, the Queen. Harry and Meghan didn’t fancy Frogmore for whatever reason but Jack and Eugenie are delighted with it.”
The couple wed at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in October 2018 and have been living at Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace. Eyebrows were raised after lights were spotted inside the 200-year-old Frogmore around a fortnight ago. Royal gardeners were sent to the cottage last month to get the ground shipshape. It is understood teams cleared leaves and aired the home which had been closed for eight months.
[From The Sun]
I saw the tweets from many royal reporters as the story broke on Friday and it was hilarious to see how BIG MAD they all were. They were still angling to find a way to smear and mock Harry and Meghan for Frogmore (even though the Sussexes paid back all of that sh-t) and now Harry has given Frogmore to Eugenie and Jack? Super-generous. So now comes all of the reporters’ breast-beating and wailing, “HE IS NEVER COMING BACK!!” Yeah, duh. His a–hole family wouldn’t even lay a wreath on Remembrance Sunday in his name. And the royal commentary class has spent the past two years lying and smearing the Sussexes. Your ginger prince isn’t coming back.
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