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Princess Anne Reportedly "Persuaded" King Charles to Evict Harry and Meghan From Frogmore Cottage

The residence was a wedding gift to the Sussexes from Queen Elizabeth.

Another day, another royal bombshell. 

After it was revealed that Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton haven't spoken to each other in four years, a new surprising claim has been shared from Omid Scobie's new book, Endgame. In an excerpt published by The Telegraph, Scobie recounted the timeline of events surrounding Meghan and Prince Harry's eviction from Frogmore Cottage, and according to the author, it wasn't King Charles decision alone. 

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Apparently, Harry's aunt Princess Anne "persuaded Charles to withdraw the use" of the residence by the couple who are no longer working royals. Scobie wrote that the Princess Royal was “at the forefront of the supporters of the firm approach” to evict them, while Prince Edward, on the other hand, was "uneasy" about the Palace's decision. In the end, Harry and Meghan were sent a letter from Sir Michael John Stevens, the Keeper of the Privy Purse, urging them to hand back the keys to the cottage, which was a wedding gift from the late Queen Elizabeth and had recently undergone a $3 million renovation.

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According to Scobie, the Sussexes were "shocked" by the news, prompting Harry to call Charles about his decision. During the heated phone call, Harry reportedly asked his father: "Don't you want to see your grandchildren?" His question was met with silence by Charles, who later promised his son that his family would always have "somewhere" to stay when they visited the U.K. 

Related: Kate Middleton "Jokingly Shivers" at the Mention of Meghan Markle's Name, According to a New Book

Scobie shared his own feelings about the unprecedented move by Charles, writing: “Staying mum about Harry’s accusations and remaining publicly unconcerned for his son’s well-being while ending his family’s lease on a safe U.K. residence was not a decisive action by a resolute King; it was a cheap shot from a wounded father bound by an institutional system that is often intolerant of human emotion.”

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