Royal reporter Omid Scobie confirmed the relocation on Friday, November 20, after The Sun reported that Harry and Meghan had moved all of their belongings out of the property in Windsor, England.
“Frogmore Cottage continues to be [the couple’s] residence within the U.Okay. and they’re delighted to have the ability to open up their dwelling to Princess Eugenie and Jack as they start their own family,” the Discovering Freedom writer tweeted, quoting a Sussex supply. “They haven’t moved out and can nonetheless keep on the home throughout U.Okay. visits.”
Scobie added in a story for Harper’s Bazaar that it’s believed the expectant dad and mom won’t pay lease on the 20-room residence positioned on the queen’s Windsor property and that the choice to reside there was mentioned with different members of the royal household.
Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II gifted the prince and the previous Fits star with the five-bedroom cottage in 2018, the identical yr the couple married and introduced they had been anticipating their first youngster.
The Nineteenth-century dwelling underwent in depth renovations that price $3.1 million, which Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, repaid to the Sovereign Grant after they stepped again as senior royals earlier this yr. The pair will nonetheless retain monetary duty for the cottage, in accordance with Scobie.
Harry and Meghan relocated to California after stepping again from their official royal roles on the finish of March and bought a nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom home in Montecito, California, for $14.65 million in June.
The couple and their 17-month-old son, Archie, have remained within the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. Harry had hoped to return dwelling to England to see his household and an insider informed Us Weekly earlier this month that Frogmore Cottage had been “prepped” for the household of three however plans modified.
“Everyone was so looking forward to catching up with them, in addition to Archie,” a supply completely informed Us following information that the toddler and his dad and mom will stay in the USA over the vacations. “They’re trying ahead to profiting from issues regardless.”
In a video name with employees and volunteers from the Rugby Soccer league in August, Harry stated that he “definitely” planned on coming back to England. “I might have been again already had it not been for COVID,” he added.
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