he Duke and Duchess of Sussex have lastly vacated Frogmore Cottage, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
Harry and Meghan have been requested to maneuver any remaining possessions out of their UK dwelling near Windsor Fort simply weeks after the duke criticised his household in his controversial memoir Spare.
The cottage, which was refurbished by the couple and is a Crown Property property, was their final remaining foothold within the UK, and the couple now dwell in California.
On the annual Sovereign Grant account briefing on royal funds, Sir Michael Stevens, Keeper of the Privy Purse, mentioned: “We are able to verify that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have vacated Frogmore Cottage.
“We is not going to be going into any element on these preparations right here.
“Secure to say that, as has beforehand been acknowledged, the duke and duchess have paid for the expenditure incurred by the Sovereign Grant in relation to the renovation of Frogmore Cottage, thus leaving the Crown with a vastly enhanced asset.”
Harry was final within the UK earlier this month when he gave proof on the Excessive Courtroom over his alleged hacking declare in opposition to Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), earlier than that he had returned briefly for his father the King’s coronation in Might.
Harry and Meghan moved to the US in 2020 after stepping down from the working monarchy.
Grade-II listed Frogmore was a present to the couple from Harry’s grandmother, the late Queen.
In 2019, royal accounts confirmed Meghan and Harry paid £2.4 million to cowl the refurbishment and rental of Frogmore Cottage, on the Dwelling Park Property, a property they’ve solely used a handful of occasions since relocating to the US.
A palace official mentioned there was nothing so as to add in relation to who would dwell within the cottage sooner or later.
“I’ve nothing so as to add,” the official mentioned. “Any future occupancy might be decided and communicated in subsequent yr’s report.”
The Palace refused to be drawn on whether or not the King’s disgraced brother the Duke of York can be leaving his Royal Lodge dwelling in Windsor Nice Park.
It has been reported that Andrew had been provided Frogmore Cottage as an alternative.
Sir Michael mentioned: “We is not going to be discussing any particulars of the duke’s non-public lease preparations right here as we speak.”