Meghan and Harry latest – Pair ‘struck Frogmore Cottage deal with Eugenie and Jack behind backs of senior royals’

HARRY and Meghan struck their Frogmore Cottage giveaway deal behind senior royals' backs, sources have claimed.

The formerly royal pair have formed a new “Fab Four” with Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who can now start their new family at the empty property.

It came after direct talks between the two couples, who have been great friends since Meghan first started dating Harry.

Pregnant Eugenie, 34, and Jack, 30, are expected to “house-sit” into the New Year, when they are expecting their first child.

Harry and Meghan insist Frogmore Cottage is still their UK home.

An insider said: “Senior royals were initially blindsided by the idea for Harry and Meg to let Eugenie and Jack move in.

“Obviously the Queen was told after the couples had spoken about the plan.
“But it is very much a deal done between Harry, Meghan, Eugenie and Jack. There is a close bond between them.”

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN AND HARRY'S 'ROCK STAR' PERSONALITIES MEANT THEY WERE 'EDGED OUT' OF ROYAL FAMILY

    Meghan and Harry were “edged out” of the royal family due to the fact their “rock star” personalities threatened to “overshadow” the Queen, William and Kate, an expert claimed.

    Robert Lacey, author of Battle of Brothers, which details Harry and William’s relationship, said Harry was a victim of certain “cruelty” due to his role as the “spare” heir.

    Speaking to Good Morning America, Robert said: “The British royal system can be very cruel, and it's particularly cruel to the spare.

    “Harry came to realise in his teens that he was typecast as the court jester, the number two.”

    Lacey says this resulted in Harry feeling resentment towards The Firm, which increased when he and Meghan, 39, felt “edged out” by aides who felt they were stealing attention.

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    PRINCE WILLIAM 'NONE TOO PLEASED' WITH NETFLIX'S THE CROWN

    An insider told the Mail on Sunday: “The Duke of Cambridge is none too pleased with [The Crown]. He feels that both his parents are being exploited and being presented in a false, simplistic way to make money.

    “In this case, it’s dragging up things that happened during very difficult times 25 or 30 years ago without a thought for anyone’s feelings.

    “That isn’t right or fair, particularly when so many of the things being depicted don’t represent the truth.

  • Millie Hurst

    PRINCE HARRY SAID 'SERVICE' IS DONE IN 'QUIET', AFTER REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY CONTROVERSY

    Harry recently made a virtual appearance at “Stand Up For Heroes”, which raised money for veterans and he spoke about the meaning of true “service”.

    He said: “service is what happens in the quiet”.

    Some were quick to highlight the fact he and Meghan had hired a photographer to take pictures while they laid flowers for soldiers at Los Angeles cemetery on Remembrance Sunday.

    That said, others noted his recent voluntary work at a non-profit foundation’s Covid-19 support programme for veterans in Compton, California.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN AND HARRY SHOW THE QUEEN HOW MUCH ARCHIE HAS GROWN ON ZOOM

    Meghan and Harry “show Archie to the Queen on Zoom calls”, but “don’t have contact with Kate Middleton and Prince William”, it has been claimed.

    Royal biographer Sean Smith, who wrote Meghan Misunderstood, said Meghan and sister-in-law Kate “weren’t sisters” and didn’t have a close bond.

    Sean said he would be “surprised” if Meghan still has contact with William and Kate, now they are in separate time zones.

    He told Fabulous: “I presume they [the royal family] have Zoom calls and she [Meghan] participates in them.

    “Particularly with the Queen I understand, showing how much Archie has grown this week.

    “But whether they have any contact with William and Kate, I don’t know. I’d be surprised.”

  • Millie Hurst

    ROYAL BIOGRAPHER CLAIMS HARRY TOLD HER HE WOULD 'STOP' THE CROWN BEFORE IT REACHED HIM

    Speaking to talkRADIO, royal biographer Angela Levin spoke about an interview with the Duke of Sussex in Kensington Palace.

    She explained the first question he asked her was, “Are you watching The Crown?”

    The author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince replied: “Are you and the rest of the Royal Family?”

    He said, “Yes, we're all absolutely watching everything but I'm going to insist it stops before it reaches me”.'

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    MEGHAN AND HARRY HIRE FORMER PINTEREST BOSS TO OVERHAUL IMAGE

    Meghan has taken on two new publicity experts in a desperate bid to bolster her ailing image, The Sun has exclusively revealed.

    The Duchess of Sussex has appointed the US-based pair to head-up an urgently revamped press team following several embarrassing PR blunders.

    Widely respected Christine Weil Schirmer has been installed in a newly created head of communications role, and Toya Holness has been appointed press secretary.

    The couple will continue to employ Hollywood PR firm Sunshine Sachs and their UK-based PR James Holt will report to ex-Pinterest social media executive Christine.

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    WHERE IS FROGMORE COTTAGE?

    Frogmore Cottage is situated in the Frogmore Estate, boasting 33 acres of private gardens within the Home Park, adjoining Windsor Castle in Berkshire.

    It was there in the adjoining grounds of Windsor Castle that the pair married on May 19, 2018, at St George's Chapel followed by their reception in Frogmore House's grounds.

    Following the extensive renovations, the residence now boasts a designer kitchen and a refitted bathroom.

    The main renovation took around six months but some work is still outstanding, such as repainting the exterior and landscaping the grounds.

  • Millie Hurst

    MEGHAN, HARRY, EUGENIE AND JACK FORM A NEW 'FAB FOUR'

    Meghan and Harry struck their Frogmore Cottage giveaway deal behind the backs of senior royals, sources claimed yesterday.

    The pair have formed a new “Fab Four” with Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who can now start their new family at the empty property.

    It came after direct talks between the two couples, who have been great pals since Meghan first started dating Harry four years ago.

    Pregnant Eugenie, 34, and Jack, 30, are expected to “house-sit” into the New Year, when they are expecting their first child.

    Harry and Meghan, who live in California, insist Frogmore Cottage remains their UK home.

    But our exclusive story on their handover to Eugenie has sparked claims they could stay away for good.

    An insider said: “Senior royals were initially blindsided by the idea for Harry and Meg to let Eugenie and Jack move in.

    “Obviously the Queen was told after the couples had spoken about the plan.

    “But it is very much a deal done between Harry, Meghan, Eugenie and Jack. There is a close bond between them.”

  • Carly Bass

    HARRY AND MEGHAN 'STRUCK FROGMORE COTTAGE DEAL WITH EUGENIE AND JACK BEHIND BACKS OF SENIOR ROYALS'

    The couple have formed a new “Fab Four” with Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, who can now start their new family at the empty property after Harry and Meghan have handed the keys, The Sun has exclusively revealed.

    But the deal was made without the senior royals' knowledge, with an insider saying: “Senior royals were initially blindsided by the idea for Harry and Meg to let Eugenie and Jack move in.

    “Obviously the Queen was told after the couples had spoken about the plan.

    “But it is very much a deal done between Harry, Meghan, Eugenie and Jack. There is a close bond between them.”

  • Carly Bass

    HARRY WAS BLOWN AWAY BY PIC OF MEGHAN BEFORE THEIR FIRST DATE

    Prince Harry was blown away by Meghan Markle after a friend showed him a picture of her in a slinky silver dress, it has been revealed.

    The Duke of Sussex was set up on a blind date with the former actress at Soho House's Dean Street Townhouse in 2016.

    In biography Finding Freedom, it says: “A friend had shown him an Instagram photo of Meghan in the slinky silver mini dress at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.”

    It stated the prince “liked what he saw” – with “newly single” Meghan likewise keen after having joked she wanted to find a “nice English gentleman to flirt with” on the trip to London.

  • Carly Bass

    PRINCE HARRY VOTED THE WORLD'S SEXIEST ROYAL

    Last year, Prince Harry was voted the world's sexiest dad – and now the Duke of Sussex has another string to add to his bow.

    With his red hair and cheeky grin, People magazine have awarded Prince Harry the “world's sexiest royal” title.

    The Duke – who is currently living in California with wife Meghan Markle – beat off competition from his brother Prince William and 29-year-old Prince Mateen of Brunei.

  • Carly Bass

    MEGHAN GUSHES OVER 'WATCHING ARCHIE GROW' IN LOCKDOWN

    Since moving into their new £11m Santa Barbara mansion, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been keeping themselves busy with Zoom conference calls and recently signed a £112m deal with Netflix to work as documentary producers.

    But when they're finished with work, the couple revealed they've been lucky to spend lockdown watching their one-year-old son Archie grow and take his first steps.

    During a video call with Malala for International Day of the Girl, Meghan said they mostly spend their days on Zoom conference calls.

    The proud mum said: “It's just fantastic because I think in so many ways we were fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow.”

  • Carly Bass

    INTEREST IN MEGHAN'S WARDROBE PEAKED IN 2018

    2018 was a BIG year for Meghan Markle.

    In May, she married into the Royal Family and by October, it was announced that she was expecting her first child with Prince Harry.

    But it was also a winning year for her wardrobe – and in December, fashion bible Vogue named her one of the best-dressed stars of 2018.

    Royal umbrella makers Fulton Umbrellas has analysed Google searches around Royal fashion from 2017 to 2020.

    And in 2018, Meghan's outfits resulted in over 250,000 searches as shoppers tried to snap up her outfits.

    But this year, this has drastically dropped to 48,000 – which the researchers believe is a result of Megxit.

  • Carly Bass

    YOU CAN GET MEGHAN'S FAVOURITE STRATHBERRY HANDBAG FOR UP TO60% OFF

    Edinburgh-based Strathberry came into the spotlight when Meghan first carried one of their burgundy colour block totes for her first joint royal visit with Prince Harry in 2017.

    She later stepped out donning another style from Strathberry – their blue East-West shoulder bag.

    A number of styles in the range are currently on sale for up to sixty per cent off

    Check out the range here

  • Carly Bass

    WHY MEGHAN MARKLE ALWAYS WEARS SHOES TOO BIG FOR HER

    You'd be forgiven for thinking a super stylish royal like Meghan Markle wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of ill-fitting shoes.

    But according to fashion expert Harriet Davey, the Duchess of Sussex purposefully wears shoes too big for her.

    She explained: “Celebs often go a size up, or even two, in the shoe department when they're at an event or on the red carpet and it's for one reason we can all relate to – to avoid blisters.

    “There's nothing worse than uncomfortable shoes (we've all been there on a night out) and when celebs like Meghan are wearing heels for a long period of time their feet can often swell up.”

    “The swelling can cause blisters and in the long run bunions – like long-time heel fan Victoria Beckham has been rumoured to suffer with.”

  • Carly Bass

    MEGHAN'S CO-STAR WARNED 'DON'T LET HARRY HURT YOU'

    Meghan Markle’s Suits actor friend says he warned her not to let Prince Harry “hurt her” when she revealed they were dating.

    Co-star Rick Hoffman recalled offering some sage advice when she confessed her new flame was in fact royalty.

    Appearing on NBC News’ TODAY, the actor said: “I had gotten the news early and I was like, you’ve got to be kidding me?

    “It was like both of us in the trailer, just kind of like ‘you’re dating a prince?’…and then I was just like take it slow, be careful, don’t let him hurt you.”

    Meghan's other co-star Sarah Rafferty said at the time the cast were very close.

    She said: “We called ourselves the sister wives…we were with each other for longer than we went to college or high school with our friends so we became family. We’re still family so this is a wonderful family affair.”

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    AUTHOR SAYS ROYAL FAMILY WILL “REMAIN SPLIT”

    Royal author Robert Lacey spoke to fellow author Alain Elkann about the huge divides in the palace.

    Mr Lacey asserts: “The family will remain split.

    “I don’t see Harry and Meghan ever being working members of the Royal Family in the future.”

    This comes as season 4 of Netflix's The Crown has allegedly created further strains in the family.

    He said: “I make frequent comparisons between the current situation and Edward VIII’s abdication crisis, both are essentially conflicts between love and duty.

    “Harry stands for love and Harry has gone into exile.”

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    PRINCE HARRY WATCHES THE CROWN BUT WOULD 'TUNE OUT' WHEN IT GETS TO HIS ERA, ROYAL AUTHOR CLAIMS

    Omid Scobie said that the Duke of Sussex, 36, was certainly “aware” of the first series, and that he'd definitely “taken a look”, unlike his brother Prince William has “no desire” to watch.

    The royal author, who recently released the book 'Finding Freedom' about Meghan and Harry, discussed the new fourth season of the hit Netflix show on his podcast, The Heir Pod.

    He said: “I know that Prince Harry certainly was aware of the first series. I don't know if he watched the full series but he had certainly taken a look. 

    “But I remember speaking to an aide of his who said even if he was to watch the full series he would always tune out the second it got anywhere near his era.”

    The fourth season of The Crown depicts the troubled marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

  • Carly Bass

    NOD TO MEGHAN'S DIVORCE ON ROYAL WEDDING INVITES

    Cast your mind back to 2018 and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had just announced their engagement.

    And when it came to sending out their invites, there was a subtle acknowledgment that this was Meghan's time down the aisle.

    The former American actress was called “Ms” Markle on the coveted invites, which contrasts to Kate Middleton having “Miss” on her 2011 invites.

    The reason for this is that etiquette rules state the correct way to refer to someone who is divorced is “Ms”.

    Etiquette expert William Hanson told the Sun Online: “The Royal Household, in particular The Queen, has never before acknowledged the honourific Ms, regardless of whether it was being used to signify a divorced woman or one who did not feel her marital status was of importance.

    “It was first used in connection to Meghan in the November engagement announcement and since then has been used throughout the royal household’s communications, on press releases, invitations and social media.

    “I would imagine Meghan herself has asked to be styled accordingly and that there is no slight intended on Prince Harry’s finance.  It is another subtle sign that the royal household is moving with the times.”

  • Carly Bass

    WILLIAM AND HARRY'S NANNY'S SNEAKY TRICK TO GET THEM TO EAT THEIR VEG

    Just like many other kids, Prince William and Prince Harry were reluctant to eat their greens as young boys – but their nanny had a sneaky trick up her sleeve. 

    According to royal chef Darren McGrady, their nanny would make them eat one piece of broccoli for each piece of chicken. 

    Darren shared the sweet fact on a YouTube tutorial of how he made William and Harry’s childhood crispy chicken and mac and cheese dish. 

    Darren said: “William and Harry loved this with shuck corn, but when nanny was in the house she always insisted the ‘boys must eat their greens’. 

    “She insisted that it was broccoli all the time. The boys I guess like any boys weren’t huge fans of broccoli. 

    “But what she said was ‘when you do the broccoli I want you to have one piece of broccoli with each piece of chicken.’”

  • Carly Bass

    ROYAL EXPERT SAYS PRINCE CHARLES IS JEALOUS OF HARRY'S MEDIA PRESENCE

    Royal biographer Robert Jobson explained: “William may be Charles’ heir but he’s extremely competitive with members of his family when it comes to media coverage — although he gives the impression it doesn’t concern him.

    “In reality, it does.”

    The biographer claims Prince Charles got his buzz haircut just days after Meghan and Harry were sprawled across every paper in 2018, as they became public, because he wanted the limelight.

    Mr Jobson noted: “As a result, Harry was not the only royal prince featured in the following day’s papers.”

  • Carly Bass

    ROYAL BIOGRAPHER SAYS HARRY ONCE TOLD HER HE WOULD 'STOP' THE CROWN BEFORE IT REACHED HIM

    Speaking to talkRADIO, Royal biographer Angela Levin spoke about an interview with the Duke of Sussex in Kensington Palace.

    She explained the first question he asked her was, “Are you watching The Crown?”

    The author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince replied: “Are you and the rest of the Royal Family?”

    He said, “Yes, we're all absolutely watching everything but I'm going to insist it stops before it reaches me”.'

  • Carly Bass

    MEGHAN MARKLE HIRES EX-PINTEREST COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF AFTER RECEIVING 'RIDICULOUS' CRITICISM

    Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, have hired former Pinterest communications chief, Christine Schirmer.

    This comes after a series of criticism over the past few months, from their Remembrance Day appearance at Los Angeles cemetery, to relocating to California in March, which some believe was unfair.

    Royal biographer Sean Smith raised concerns about the duchess being disproportionately criticised over minor issues.

    He said: “She gets criticised for cleaning her teeth in the morning, it's ridiculous.”

  • Millie Hurst

    HARRY WAS BLOWN AWAY BY PIC OF MEGHAN BEFORE THEIR FIRST DATE

    Prince Harry was blown away by Meghan Markle after a friend showed him a picture of her in a slinky silver dress, it has been revealed.

    The Duke of Sussex was set up on a blind date with the former actress at Soho House's Dean Street Townhouse in 2016.

    In biography Finding Freedom, it says: “A friend had shown him an Instagram photo of Meghan in the slinky silver mini dress at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.”

    It stated the prince “liked what he saw” – with “newly single” Meghan likewise keen after having joked she wanted to find a “nice English gentleman to flirt with” on the trip to London.

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