Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'renew lease on Frogmore Cottage to spend more time in UK'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are returning to the UK to take part in Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Published Last updated

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are renewing their lease on Frogmore Cottage to spend more time in Windsor, a source has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the UK and the royal family for what they claimed would be a "normal life" in Montecito, California.

Since the move, Harry has rowed with UK security and Meghan alleged racism inside the royals while speaking to Oprah Winfrey.

Despite their fractious relationship with the working royals, the pair have reportedly renewed their licence on Frogmore Cottage, where they spend six months before moving to California.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

This would also mean Harry will be neighbours again with his brother Prince William, with the pair speaking about their poor relations of late.

An insider told The Sun: "“It is quite a signal that they aren’t going to disappear.

"They could easily give up Frogmore as their life’s now in California.

"By agreeing to extend the lease, and with Jack and Eugenie focusing on Portugal, they have a firm presence smack bang in the middle of the Windsor court where it’s all happening.

Graphic locates Frogmore Cottage
Graphic locates Frogmore Cottage

"They can now come and go any time they please.

“The coming year could be one of the most tumultuous in royal history and the Sussexes are making sure they have a foothold in Windsor.”

The Sussexes will be staying at Frogmore with their children Archie and Lillibet, who will be introduced to the Queen for the first time during Jubilee celebrations.

Buckingham Palace announced the Sussexes, along with Prince Andrew, would not be appearing on the royal balcony during the Trooping of the Colour, as this was restricted to working members of the royal family.

It has also been claimed that cameras for Meghan and Harry's Netflix documentary will be barred from the Palace.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Frogmore Cottage remains the UK home of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”