When they return to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Duke and Duchess are expected to remain at Windsor’s Home Park estate.
According to reports, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle have renewed unexpectedly the lease for their Windsor property Frogmore Cottage.
After six months of living in the Home Park property, the Duke and Duchess lived there until they were relieved of their royal duties and moved to California in 2020.
They will be staying at Frogmore Cottage next week as part of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, along with their three-year-old son Archie and their one-year old daughter Lilibet.
The Sun reportsUnfortunately, the property is currently vacant as Princess Eugenie (and Jack Brooksbank), are currently in Portugal.
Harry, 37, was expected to leave Frogmore Cottage after their departure for America. However, Meghan, 40, reportedly signed a 12-month rolling contract last month.
According to royal insiders, the move could indicate that the Sussexes will be spending more time at Windsor.
One 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. They are now free to come and go as they wish.
“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.”
According to a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace: “Frogmore Cottage remains the UK home of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
It was reported last week that Harry and Prince William have been attempting to mend their relationship with weekly online messages and face-to-face chats ahead of their Queen’s Jubilee meeting.
William made the first move to heal the family rift before next weekend’s celebrations.
The brothers have been messaging each other every few days on WhatsApp – and are also having regular FaceTime calls with their respective children.
However, Meghan and Kate, their wives, have avoided onscreen contact so that their husbands can work out their marriage one-on-one.
A source said William, 39, had been disappointed about the abrupt way the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the royal family and moved to California – but that he has now moved on.