Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are moving into Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s home in the UK, according to reports.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left their home in the UK in early 2020. While Frogmore Cottage is still their private residence abroad, sources confirmed to People Magazine that Meghan and Harry have graciously extended the property to Eugenie, who is expecting her first child.
“Frogmore Cottage remains the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s residence in the UK,” a source tells People, “and they are delighted to be able to open their home to Princess Eugenie and Jack when they start their own family.”
The Sun was the first to report the incident, citing a source who said “long-distance carriages” were seen in the middle of the night to empty Harry and Meghan’s home.
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The news comes in the heels of Harry and Meghan’s departure from the UK, where Harry was raised. The marriage announced in January their plans to resign as senior members of the royal family.
Meghan and Harry then temporarily moved to Vancouver, Canada before settling in California. The couple was first reported to be living at Tyler Perry’s multimillion-dollar mansion in Los Angeles, the former “Suits” actress’ hometown. The couple then bought a home in Santa Barbara, where they currently live with their son Archie.
Eugenie, 30, announced in September that she and Brooksbank were expecting their first child. She shared the happy news on Instagram with a cute picture of a pair of fuzzy teddy baby shoes.
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“Jack and I are so excited for the beginning of 2021 …. 👶🏻,” Andrew Andrews youngest daughter wrote the photo.
Buckingham Palace also confirmed her pregnancy in a statement at the time.
“Endes Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021,” reads the official royal family’s Instagram account under a photograph of the couple on their wedding day. “The Duke of York and Sarah, the Duchess of York, Mr And Mrs George Brooksbank, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news.”
Back in January, Meghan and Harry explained on their previous website that Frogmore Cottage would continue to be their British residence, even after their departure as senior members of the British royal family. The house is owned by Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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“Frogmore Cottage will continue to be the property of Her Majesty the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to use Frogmore Cottage – with the permission of Her Majesty the Queen – as their official residence as they continue to support the monarchy and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United States. Kingdom, ”said their website.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were offered a stay at Frogmore Cottage by the Queen when it was decided that a stay at Kensington Palace would not be available until the fourth quarter of 2020 due to necessary renovations. Meanwhile, necessary renovations at Frogmore Cottage were already underway and were completed before the birth of their first child, Archie.
The website explains that it is part of the monarchy’s duty to maintain historic royal palaces through public funds. But for those who believe the couple lives high on the public penny, their website notes that the total cost of choosing Frogmore Cottage instead of the Kensington Palace residence, “corresponded to 50 percent of the originally proposed property.” In addition, it notes that public funds were used only to maintain the maintenance of the historic building.
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“Expenditure in connection with furniture, fixtures and fittings at the official residence – which is owned by Her Majesty the Queen – was financed privately by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” it reads on the website.
Eugenie and her husband dated for seven years before they got engaged in January 2018. Brooksbank proposed during a vacation trip to Nicaragua.
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The couple got married on October 12, 2018 in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, the same place where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot months before.
Representatives of Buckingham Palace and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.