King Charles III evicts Prince Harry, offers his home to Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew, the former friend of convicted pedophile and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has reportedly been offered Frogmore Cottage after King Charles III evicted Prince Harry and his wife Meghan from their home.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed the news, but Buckingham Palace has yet to comment on the matter. Harry and Meghan currently reside in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, after quitting their duties as working royals in 2020.

Frogmore Cottage, a Grade-II listed 10-bedroom property on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Berkshire, was a wedding gift to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by Queen Elizabeth II.

The royal couple spent an estimated £2.4m refurbishing the property in 2018-19, which was initially funded by taxpayers through the Sovereign Grant before being fully repaid by the Duke.

Reports suggest that Harry and Meghan were instructed to vacate the property in January, shortly after the release of Harry’s memoir, Spare.

The cottage has a rich history, having been built in 1792 by Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, as a retreat for herself and her daughters. It has also served as a home for surviving members of Tsar Nicholas II’s family, who fled to the UK following the Bolsheviks’ murder of other family members in 1918.

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Prince Andrew, who lives nearby in the 31-bedroom Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, has faced scrutiny over his relationship with Epstein and allegations of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre. He stepped down from his royal duties in 2019 and settled the civil case against him in February 2022, paying an undisclosed sum to Giuffre.

While reports suggest that King Charles III may cut Andrew’s annual grant, potentially leaving him unable to cover the costs of running the property, no official confirmation has been made. The future of Frogmore Cottage and the fate of its former occupants remain uncertain.

Since World War Two, the cottage is believed to have been used as a home for members of the royal household staff, before Prince Harry and Meghan moved in.

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