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Royally Rejected: Prince Harry to Shack Up in Hotel After Stay at Windsor Castle Denied for Duke's Impending Trip

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Source: MEGA

The Duke of Sussex was denied a request to stay at Windsor Castle in May 2024.

Apr. 30 2024, Published 2:36 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry is once again fighting embarrassment as his request to lodge in Windsor Castle was denied. The Duke of Sussex was also rejected when he asked to stay in the ancient, grand castle in September 2023. The royal rebel will be in London on May 8 to attend a service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

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Source: MEGA

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lost 'the less grand' Frogmore Cottage in June 2023.

Both rejected requests came after the 39-year-old prince and his wife, Meghan Markle, were thrown out of Frogmore Cottage last spring only weeks before King Charles III's coronation.

Harry and Meghan were gifted the cottage by the late Queen Elizabeth II, who maintained her decades-long tradition of giving all newly married senior royals a country residence of their own. The Sussex pair were officially based at Kensington Palace, where they had a lavish apartment, which is also the main base of William and Catherine. The renovations needed for the cottage ended up costing British taxpayers over $4 million dollars, which became a controversy once the duo only lived there for one year.

Once "Megxit" happened in early 2020, Princess Eugenie and her spouse, Jack Brooksbank, briefly lived in the cottage for six months before vacating in the spring of 2021, where it has remained abandoned ever since. When Charles III acceded to the throne in September 2022, there was talk he planned on forcing the scandal-ridden Prince Andrew to move to the "less costly" nineteenth-century home.

"Frogmore House is no longer occupied by the royal family but is often used for entertaining," the Royal Collection Trust website now reads.

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Source: MEGA

The Duke of Sussex 'is only on speaking terms with King Charles.'

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"The story of Harry’s change of residence may have come out only in the past few days, but in fact, Harry quietly changed his primary residence as long ago as June 29, 2023, on the very day he and Meghan were evicted from Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate," royal author Tom Quinn dished when discussing the recent revelation of the Duke's change of address.

"That’s the date given in new business documents filed in the U.S. this week. At the time, few people realized what a slap in the face the eviction from Frogmore felt like for Harry — it was the last straw," he added. "Harry was absolutely furious and in tears about being evicted from Frogmore — he felt his father had no right to do it and that it was purely vindictive."

Charles III's decision, which insiders claim was "purely protocol," came weeks after Harry's "salacious" memoir, Spare, became a bestseller thanks to its author's "explosive details" about his family members.

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The Sussex family has not been in Britain together since the summer of 2022.

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Meghan nor the pair's two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet Diana, will accompany the fiery-haired prince to Britain. Harry is the only one of the four who has set foot in the U.K. since the summer of 2022.

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Source: MEGA

Prince Harry reportedly stayed in a hotel during his previous and post-June 2023 trips to Britain.

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Source: TRO

GBN reported on Harry's hotel stay.

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