Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Disagree on UK Visits
Reports have emerged illustrating a difference in sentiment between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, regarding their return to the United Kingdom. Prince Harry is keen to maintain frequent visits to his homeland, while Meghan Markle, his spouse, appears less inclined to do so. This divergence of opinion throws a spotlight on the couple’s ongoing transition since stepping down from their roles as senior members of the royal family.
The Frogmore Cottage Question
The couple previously resided at Frogmore Cottage, a property within the Windsor estate, bestowed upon them by the late Queen. However, earlier this year, they were served an eviction notice, returning the keys to Prince Charles. An unidentified source alleges that the Duke and Duchess would have preferred to retain Frogmore Cottage, considering it the optimal arrangement for their lifestyle. The departure from the property left Prince Harry reportedly disappointed and somewhat melancholic, as he carried out extensive clearing out during his last stay.
The New Royal Protocols
Adding to the Duke’s discomfort, a new stipulation has been reported that mandates him to give notice whenever he wishes to visit his father, Prince Charles, or inhabit any royal properties. This directive was instated after an incident where he was refused accommodation at Windsor Castle during a recent visit. With these protocols in place, returning to the UK, especially for charity work, presents an additional layer of complexity for the Duke.
Harry’s Desire and Meghan’s Reluctance
The crux of the matter lies in the differing inclinations of the Duke and Duchess. Prince Harry’s desire to frequently return to the UK, mainly for his charity work, contrasts with Meghan Markle’s evident reluctance. The disparity may be rooted in their differing experiences and attitudes towards royal life, further complicated by their transition away from senior royal duties and their move to California.
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