The Queen opted against letting Harry and Meghan live in Windsor Castle; instead, they were given a backyard house
There has been a lot of information released concerning the inner workings of the Royal Family since the Queen’s passing. Royal Family fans are buzzing about a new book called “The New Royals” because of the shocking revelations it makes.
Due to a few choices, it appears that Harry and Meghan’s marriage had a rocky beginning.
On May 19, 2018, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchanged vows at Windsor, England’s St. George’s Chapel. The couple received a lot of media attention even before their wedding, not all of it favourable or in their favour.
A royal reporter named Katie Nicholl recently published an intriguing book titled “The New Royals” that contains a lot of previously unknown information about the Royal Family.
According to reports, Queen Elizabeth II had concerns about Meghan Markle’s wedding gown. She had anticipated that Meghan would follow the lead of Camilla, the Queen consort, and don an off-white dress to her wedding.
Instead, Meghan opted for a “pure-white” dress, which the Queen thought was improper since, in her opinion, if you’ve already been married, you should wear an off-white rather than pure white.
She thinks that if you’ve already been married, you should wear off-white on your wedding day, according to Nicholl.
According to reports, the Queen made every effort to find out as much as she could about the Duchess of Sussex. The Queen’s feelings toward the young couple are discussed in the book. One instance is when the two of them requested to reside in Windsor Castle, but the late monarch instead offered them a cottage to dwell in her backyard.
The Sussexes, according to Nicholl in the book, had their sights set on “apartments in Windsor Castle,” but the Queen instead gave them Frogmore Cottage.
Elizabeth Anson, who has since gone away, remarked about the property: “It was a wonderful gesture nonetheless” because the cottage had special meaning for the Queen even though it was not what the couple had imagined living in.
Anson clarified that the Duke and Duchess’ residence was next to the garden’s entrance. The late monarch used the garden as a haven of “solitude and privacy,” thus it was heartening that she gave the Sussexes the cottage that is close by.
A year after their wedding, the couple relocated to the cottage, but a month later they moved their household from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace.
Frogmore Cottage remained vacant after the couple’s permanent relocation to the US in 2020. But a little while later, it was taken by Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, the prince’s cousin. However, after announcing their transfer to Portugal, they also left the cottage.
The cottage was once again deserted after that. However, the Sussexes had the cottage refurbished and remained there the entire time they were in England for the Platinum Jubilee festivities in June 2022.
Suzanne Roynon, an interiors therapist and feng shui expert, has previously described the cottage’s interior in interviews. In Feng Shui terminology, she added, “Frogmore Cottage would be regarded as a ‘Bad for People/Good for Money’ property following the extensive renovations of 2019.”
Roynon pointed out that the Sussexes chose neutral hues for the cottage, including white, cream, and grey, and that they used a similar colour scheme for their property in California.
She noted that although Princess Eugenie and Brooksbanks may have given the cottage some of their own additions while they were there, the Sussexes’ original design would still be prominent.
They offer a nice, soft basis that would fit in any home, claims Roynon.
Recently, The Sun broke some intriguing news. King Charles is now in charge of managing royal properties and choosing who will live where because of his ascent to the throne. Since there are royal estates located all across the nation, he might make a different choice on which member of the Royal Family will reside there.
As the new ruler, he must also decide where he wishes to reside. Buckingham Palace has been the official residence of the monarch since King Charles II moved in in 1761.
However, there have been rumours that the incoming King may only use Buckingham Palace as a “office,” continuing to call Clarence House, where he has lived since 2003, his home.
The other Royal Family members are also awaiting decisions regarding their new residences. Prince Andrew may have to leave the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park as a result of the relocation, according to rumours. Since 2007, The Duke has resided there.
At the same time, it is anticipated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be forced to leave Frogmore Cottage because they no longer live there and have made a permanent transfer to the US.
The future King has not yet decided who will live in other royal residences or what will happen to them. Highgrove House, Sandringham, and Windsor Castle are some of these properties.