Megan Markle and Prince Harry “blinded” the senior royalty when they handed over the keys to Frogmore Cottage to Princess Eugenie, an insider claims.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who currently live in a mansion in California worth 11 million British pounds, discussed plans for Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank to move into the property without consulting the royal family.
A source told the Sun on Sunday: “The senior royals were initially blinded by the idea of Harry and Meg allowing Eugenie and Jack to move in.
“Apparently the queen was notified after the couple talked about the plan.”
Eugenie, 30, and Brooksbank, 34, reportedly moved into the five-bedroom home two weeks ago after speaking directly to Sussex.
An insider said Friday that Harry and Megan sent their belongings to California after “delivery vans were set up in the dead of night and cleared the cottage.”
They said it was a “pretty strong sign”, the couple “have no plans to return” to Windsor.
Megan Markle and Prince Harry (pictured) “blinded” senior royalty when they handed over the keys to Frogmore Cottage to Princess Eugenie, an insider said tonight
Eugenie, 30, and her husband, Jack Brooksbank (pictured), 34, moved into a five-bedroom home in Windsor two weeks ago, reports said.
The two couples are now called the new “Fab Four,” a term once used to describe Harry, Megan, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Eugenie and Jack, who were married in St. George’s Chapel in October 2018, are expecting their first child in the New Year and are said to be “delighted” by Frogmore Cottage.
Megan and Harry spent £ 2.4 million on the Frogmore Cottage Sovereign Repair Grant, a public money expense that became controversial after they quit their jobs in March.
But Sussex fully reimbursed taxpayers for the repairs in September.
A source said earlier: “Emptying their home and handing over the keys is a pretty strong sign that Harry and Megan have no plans to return.
“They seem to be tying up free ends as they plan to extend their stay in the United States perhaps permanently.”
However, it was said that Harry and Megan would keep Frogmore Cottage as their home in the UK and offered to share it with Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank when visiting the UK.
The suspicions were reportedly raised after lights were spotted in the villa about two weeks ago. It is alleged that staff has been sent to prepare the home for its new tenants.
The couple, who were married in St. George’s Chapel in October 2018, are expecting their first child and are said to be “delighted” by Frogmore Cottage (pictured)
Harry and Megan’s furniture is being shipped to their California mansion for £ 11m (pictured) after allegedly claiming the keys to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor
Princess Eugenie, the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, and Mr Brooksbank lived in Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace.
The couple will now be much closer to the princess’ parents, who live four miles from the Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park and less than a mile from Windsor Castle, where the Queen spends a lock with Prince Philip.
Buckingham Palace said it could not comment on whether Princess Eugenie and her husband would pay rent for the Crown Estate – and if so, to whom – or how long the deal would last.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Frogmore Cottage is the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and as such any arrangements are a matter for them.”
The reported change in tenant comes after Harry and Megan fully reimbursed taxpayers for the £ 2.4 million used to renovate a home in Windsor.
The couple, who paid the money in monthly installments, announced in September that they had reimbursed the full sovereign grant for the reconstruction of the five-bedroom Frogmore Cottage at the Queen Berkshire mansion.
Sources close to the couple also say they will no longer receive gifts from Prince Charles as they try to establish “financial independence”.
It was revealed after the couple’s decision to retire from their royal roles and live in America that the Prince of Wales would make a private financial contribution to help them during their first year of absence.
Of course, Eugenie (pictured with her husband) and her cousin have reached a “private agreement” for the villa listed in Level II, although it is not known how long it will last.
An insider claims that Harry and Megan’s valuables were sent to California after “delivery vans were crucified in the dead of night and cleared the villa.”
A source told The Telegraph: “They do not receive support in any way from any outsider except themselves.”
However, another source told the Mail that the move, which came after it was revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had secured a lucrative deal to produce streaming giant Netflix, costing about $ 100 million (£ 75 million). ) would not make them immune to control.
The source said, “It’s kind of a surprise,” they admitted, “and one can only assume it has something to do with the Netflix deal. Maybe now he means he can afford to get his money back all at once, or maybe he’s annoyed by the criticism that led to the deal for his finances. Nobody really knows.
“But if he thinks it will make him immune to public and media scrutiny, he is mistaken.
“This new, highly visible media role he’s looking for in the United States makes him more of a public figure than ever.”
The £ 2.4 million public money used to turn Frogmore from the couple’s five small staff houses into a larger country home for the couple has been a major rift since they left as working royalty in January.
Critics have argued that not only should the money be reimbursed in full after moving to California, but they should also be deprived of their right to even live in Frogmore, which was given to them by the Queen.
Those conversations intensified after they recently bought a nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion in Montesito, Santa Barbara, worth £ 11 million with a £ 7.5 million mortgage.
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