The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have been asked to vacate their British home, Frogmore Cottage, where they were allowed to live by the late Queen Elizabeth.

“We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage,” a spokesman for the couple revealed in an email to The Washington Post.

The reason behind this decision has not been revealed, however it has come only a few weeks before King Charles’s coronation in May.


Media reports have said that the cottage is now being offered to Prince Andrew, who had been living on a larger property in Windsor grounds. However, Buckingham Palace has not confirmed this yet.


Harry and Meghan had shifted to Frogmore Cottage in 2018 after their wedding. In 2020 when they stepped down from their royal duties, the couple moved to California but the cottage remained their home during their trips to Britain. They have time till May to empty the home.

King Charles has long been a proponent of slimming down the monarchy and reducing its expenses. Prince Andrew, who was living at the 30-room Royal Lodge in Windsor, has reportedly also been told that the monarchy will not pay for the upkeep of the residence.