Prince Harry will have to seek the palace’s permission if he wants to stay on royal property when he returns to the UK next month. The Duke of Sussex is due to attend the WellChild Awards in London on September 7, which is the eve of the first anniversary of his grandmother, the Queen’s, death.
Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, stepped back from their royal duties in 2020 and moved to the United States. They have since lost their royal titles and are no longer entitled to use royal residences. However, they are still allowed to stay on royal property with the permission of the Queen or her representative.
It is unclear whether Harry will ask to stay at Frogmore Cottage, his former home in Windsor. The cottage is owned by the Crown Estate but is currently being leased to a mystery tenant. Harry and Meghan have also said that they would like to return to their home in California after the WellChild Awards.
The decision of whether or not to allow Harry to stay on royal property is likely to be a sensitive one. The royal family is still reeling from the fallout from Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back, and there is still some tension between the two sides. However, the Queen is said to be fond of her grandson and may be willing to grant him permission to stay on royal property.
Only time will tell whether Harry will be allowed to stay on royal property when he returns to the UK next month. However, the fact that he will have to ask for permission is a sign of the changed circumstances of his life.