Prince Harry’s book – Spare – has potentially burned all the remaining bridges he had with the Royal Family. It is understood that King Charles decided to evict Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage only after the Duke’s takedown of Queen Consort Camilla became public.
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Prince Harry crosses a line
According to Mirror, sources have claimed that the monarch believes Harry has ‘crossed a line’ with his portrayal of Camilla as a villain. Harry has time and again mentioned that the Queen Consort was a ‘villain’ in his book and in many interviews while accusing her of leaking stories to the press.
The eviction process started on January 11, just a day after Harry’s book was released. This comes after Harry accused Camilla of plotting a ‘long-term strategy’ to marry King Charles. Harry also claimed that even Prince William also begged his father to not marry her. Ultimately the Duke wanted Camilla to be happy only so that she could be less ‘dangerous’ to him.
After all these and a string of other accusations, King Charles is believed to have taken this huge step of evicting the Sussexes. An insider claimed:
It was the last straw. Harry was well aware how Camilla would be a red line for his father and he crossed with flagrant disregard anyway.
The King felt without a doubt it crossed a line – it was the ultimate act of disrespect.
Future of Frogmore Cottage
While that is one part of the story, another part entails King Charles’ plan has nothing to do with Spare. Harry and Meghan extended their lease on Frogmore Cottage last year for a 12-month rolling deal, reported Mirror. That lease is coming to an end in May this year – after which they’ve been asked to vacate the house.
The cottage is being offered to disgraced Duke – Prince Andrew as the King insists on budget cuts to the Royal finances. King Charles’ wish to modernise the monarchy is well-known and cutting out non-working Royals from residences is just a start to it. As such, the order to not renew Harry and Meghan’s lease could only be an innocent move or a well-thought-out ‘two birds with one stone’ strategy.
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