According to a royal expert, Prince Harry felt a brutal ‘slap in the face’ from his father King Charles when he made a rather ‘vindictive’ move last March with a request

Prince Harry felt a “slap in the face” when asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage, a royal expert claims.

During the week, it was revealed that the Duke of Sussex has changed his primary residence from the United Kingdom to the United States, with the change backdated to June 29, 2023 – the same day Buckingham Palace confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had vacated their former residence in England, Frogmore Cottage, with them handing back the keys at the request of the King.

And now an expert claims that the Duke of Sussex didn’t feel best pleased when his father made the request, with Harry even perceiving it as a “vindictive” move which left him “furious”.

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Speaking exclusively to The Mirror, royal expert and author Tom Quinn says: “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. That’s the date given in new business documents filed in the US this week.”

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Mr Quinn then revealed what the “last straw” was for the Duke of Sussex, telling us: “At the time, few people realised what a slap in the face the eviction from Frogmore felt like for Harry – it was the last straw.”

He also touched on how Harry was “absolutely furious and in tears about being evicted from Frogmore”, with the Duke feeling as though his father “had no right” to evict him and his wife, with it also seen as being a “purely vindictive” move.

This follows on from events that happened in March 2023 following the Duke of Sussex’s memoir Spare hitting bookshelves. 13 months ago it was revealed that King Charles had asked his son and his wife Meghan Markle to vacate Frogmore Cottage. And this left Harry “furious”.

A source told The Standard at the time: “The Sussex’s are no longer leasing Frogmore Cottage. That privilege has been removed.” The source added: “It’s over for them in the UK. If they want a residence in the UK they will have to buy one privately.”

The Mirror has contacted Prince Harry’s representatives and Buckingham Palace for comment.

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