As many of you may already know, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were recently evicted from their prestigious residence, Frogmore Cottage.
The news sent shockwaves through the royal community and raised questions about Harry’s future role within the monarchy. An expert has shed light on the consequences of this expulsion.
According to commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, losing his home in the UK without a replacement is a blow for Harry. However, Fitzwilliams points out that the most crucial aspect is that Harry can no longer serve as a councilor of state.
This role had immense significance as it granted Harry the right to intervene if the king was unable to perform his duties. Unfortunately, by not having a residence in the UK, Harry effectively forfeited this opportunity.
Fitzwilliams also offers an intriguing perspective on Harry and Meghan’s priorities. He suggests the couple seem to have little interest in their popularity or maintaining a presence in the UK. Instead, they only focus on American audiences.
This shift in priorities means that if they don’t have a UK residence when Prince William takes the throne, Harry won’t be able to support his brother in his royal duties. It’s a stark realization that highlights the growing rift between Harry and his British roots.
Now let’s take a moment to reflect on the significance of Frogmore Cottage itself. This exquisite residence, given to Harry and Meghan by the late Queen Elizabeth, held a special place in their lives.
However, their stay at the chalet only lasted six months before they were forced to leave. Charles’ eviction notice sent a clear message, leaving no doubt about their status within their former family.
It is important to note that Prince Harry’s last stay at Frogmore took place under less than ideal circumstances. He ended up there as a witness in a phone-hacking trial, adding another layer of complexity to their stay at the residence.
Now, with their possessions shipped to their California mansion, it’s obvious their attention has shifted across the Atlantic.
The implications of this major royal loss for Prince Harry are significant. It not only underlines the diminishing connection between him and his British heritage, but also raises questions about his future involvement in the monarchy.
As we have seen, Harry and Meghan have charted their own paths, detached from traditional royal roles, duties and obligations. The consequences of these choices are becoming increasingly clear.