WHEN Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the Royal Family last year, the couple swapped their newly-renovated Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in favour of a £11m California mansion.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the Royal Family in January 2020Credit: Getty
The couple were reportedly going to live in Clarence House when Charles becomes KingCredit: PA:Press Association
Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, this stunning aristocratic townhouse was built in 1827 and is estimated to be worth over £55m.
Before she became Queen in 1953, Princess Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh lived in the sprawling royal residence for the first five years of their marriage.
As part of his preparations for when he becomes King, the publication reports that Prince Charles had reserved his home for Harry – but a source said this is “no longer on the cards”.
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The source added: “No one is terribly fond of Clarence House because it’s still seen very much as the Queen Mother’s place.”
After temporarily living in Tyler Perry’s $18m Beverly Hills mega-mansion in the wake of Megxit, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex purchased their “forever” home in the exclusive neighbourhood of Montecito last summer.
The estate boasts five acres of land, a private tennis court, outdoor swimming pool, steam room, arcade and a wine cellar too.
What’s more, Prince Charles reportedly wants to “slim down the monarchy” and make royal residences more open to the public.
A source claimed: “The central point is: when The Queen is no longer here, how do you effectively spread two generations of the family across quite a large number of properties?
The aristocratic townhouse was built in 1824Credit: PA
It is estimated to be worth £55mCredit: Google Arts & Culture
Meghan and Harry’s Californian mansion reportedly set them back £11mCredit: refer to caption
“‘Everybody recognises it makes no sense to run so many residences but if you give them up entirely you will never get them back when Prince George and the younger Royals grow up and need somewhere to live.”
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