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Old 12-13-2020, 01:50 PM
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Frogmore wasn't one residence. It's not a matter of moving the original person back in. It was five different apartments, that had been used as housing. Not for courtiers but as staff residence. One of the major reasons it took so much time and money to convert it to a home for the couple.


And I recall reading most of them were empty if not all, when the choice was made to give the couple Frogmore. The place had been in need of work for some time before the couple were given it.


I don't see the palace spending how much money to convert it back into flats for workers.
Yes I did know that it was five flats. I didn't know that it was empty though. It seems a waste to have it unoccupied.
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Old 12-13-2020, 01:52 PM
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As I recall it was empty and in disrepair and already on the Queens list of properties to be redone/repaired when it was offered to The Sussexes.


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Old 12-13-2020, 01:53 PM
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As I recall it was empty and in disrepair and already on the Queens list of properties to be redone/repaired when it was offered to The Sussexes.


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Old 12-13-2020, 01:59 PM
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Maybe they didn't like it? Maybe they decided it is too from London? Likely we will never know.

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a bit odd. THey know how far it is from London, they know what it was like.. why move in and move out again
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Old 12-13-2020, 02:12 PM
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a bit odd. THey know how far it is from London, they know what it was like.. why move in and move out again
Assuming it is accurate ...unless they tell us (not likely) all we can so is guess. Sometimes you don't know what its like to drive that far till you have to do it daily...we drove an hour one way to work for years, no everyone wants to do that.


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Old 12-13-2020, 02:13 PM
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Yep ...I figure they were offered a choice of 2 or 3 properties (at least) needing to be done up.



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Old 12-13-2020, 02:21 PM
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Assuming it is accurate ...unless they tell us (not likely) all we can so is guess. Sometimes you don't know what its like to drive that far till you have to do it daily...we drove an hour one way to work for years, no everyone wants to do that.


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Very true. And traffic around London can be a nightmare of course.
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Old 12-13-2020, 02:29 PM
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Very true. And traffic around London can be a nightmare of course.
We live an hour from two large cities now, I am so glad I don't have to drive that to work, cant imagine driving in a place like London!

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Old 12-13-2020, 02:34 PM
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All the same, you'd think they'd have taken that into consideration beforehand. Moving house is a pretty big step: surely they'd have thought it through first. Who knows?
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Thank you for posting the original report. Apparently the move is not alleged to be permanent.

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Old 12-13-2020, 03:48 PM
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Assuming it is accurate ...unless they tell us (not likely) all we can so is guess. Sometimes you don't know what its like to drive that far till you have to do it daily...we drove an hour one way to work for years, no everyone wants to do that.


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Eugenie has lived the better part of her life at Royal Lodge Windsor, just up the road from FC. She would know bow long it takes to get to London and back. This has to be something else.
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Old 12-13-2020, 04:18 PM
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I doubt either of them are doing much "in person" work at the moment that needs going in to central London for so it would theoretically seem the perfect time to bed down in the country near her parents and many other family members. Nor are they going to be hosting parties or meeting friends anywhere.

Whilst traffic can be a nightmare it's not a journey that is unknown to either of them. Nor is living in Windsor. This isn't some rich young couple who move to the country and find out the corner shop shuts at 6pm and the best nightlife is a pub quiz and that commuting for an hour or more sounds fine but in reality is a bitch.

I do appreciate that we don't know the circumstances of any of these moves and that you might not know that a house doesn't suit you until you live in it but it's a little mysterious at the moment even so.
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Old 12-13-2020, 04:41 PM
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Thank you for posting the original report. Apparently the move is not alleged to be permanent.
I read the original article yesterday and the sentence that you quoted was not part of the article, so it seems like The Sun reached out or were contacted and they updated the article.


When I read the article yesterday, my reaction was that since Eugenie and Jack still have Ivy Cottage (AFAIK), they may have simply took up residence in their other home for the time being.
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Old 12-13-2020, 04:51 PM
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I doubt either of them are doing much "in person" work at the moment that needs going in to central London for so it would theoretically seem the perfect time to bed down in the country near her parents and many other family members. Nor are they going to be hosting parties or meeting friends anywhere.

Whilst traffic can be a nightmare it's not a journey that is unknown to either of them. Nor is living in Windsor. This isn't some rich young couple who move to the country and find out the corner shop shuts at 6pm and the best nightlife is a pub quiz and that commuting for an hour or more sounds fine but in reality is a bitch.

I do appreciate that we don't know the circumstances of any of these moves and that you might not know that a house doesn't suit you until you live in it but it's a little mysterious at the moment even so.
Not to mention the fact that Windsor isn't really that far from London, and is accessible by train. You don't have to drive in.. and many people are wroking from home anyway at present. Probably Eugenie will take some time off work soon and will work from home...
I agree that they are hardly innocents who moved to the country and dont know what its like.. and ran off when they discovered it. They know what Windsor is like, they have family living nearby, and they're rich enough not to have to worry too much about the drawbacks of country living. So if they did intened a long term move, and then found they didn't like it, it seems very odd.. and you'd think they would have had more sense. and if it was meant to be only for a few weeks, It hardly would be worth taking over another house for that time, surely
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:00 PM
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I don't think its the travel or the noise from the aircraft at Heathrow or being in Windsor because all of that is the same for Royal Lodge which is 13 minutes away by car.

If they were 'sharing' Frogmore with H&M then they would always need another place to go so I can see that thy kept use of Ivy Cottage for times when H&M are back or when they need to stay over in London for work/events so it could just be they are back staying there for a while.

It does seem very odd because we (well the media too) are jumping to a lot of conclusions. IMO all could have been avoided if they just released a clear statement about it at the time e.g. if it was a temporary visit or long term plan.
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:01 PM
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I don't think its the travel or the noise from the aircraft at Heathrow or being in Windsor because all of that is the same for Royal Lodge which is 13 minutes away by car.

If they were 'sharing' Frogmore with H&M then they would always need another place to go so I can see that thy kept use of Ivy Cottage for times when H&M are back or when they need to stay over in London for work/events so it could just be they are back staying there for a while.

It does seem very odd because we (well the media too) are jumping to a lot of conclusions. IMO all could have been avoided if they just released a clear statement about it at the time e.g. if it was a temporary visit or long term plan.
seems a bit odd for them to have not one but two grace and favour properties...
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:16 PM
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seems a bit odd for them to have not one but two grace and favour properties...
They don't, they have one. Ivy cottage.

Frogmore still belongs to Harry and Meghan. It's their lease. They were simply borrowing it from her cousin.

As long as rent is being paid on them I don't see any reason to complain.


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Yes I did know that it was five flats. I didn't know that it was empty though. It seems a waste to have it unoccupied.

The work has been paid in full by Harry and Meghan. Its their lease whether they are there one week or 12 months a year.


Its not a waste not to hand over an expensively (privately funded) renovated house to some household staff, on Meghan and Harry's dime.
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:29 PM
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The work has been paid in full by Harry and Meghan. Its their lease whether they are there one week or 12 months a year.


Its not a waste not to hand over an expensively (privately funded) renovated house to some household staff, on Meghan and Harry's dime.
Well it seems a waste to me but yes because of the generosity of HM it's theirs to dispose of as they wish.
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Old 12-13-2020, 06:01 PM
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Let me add my two sense here. Why they moved out again, is their business not anyone else's. I think the DM has a field day, since so many people talk about it. Why they, the DM or any of the UK posters ask them and tell the rest of us, so we all know. All this guessing is nothing else but opinion and the papers can write about it for day's.
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I don't think its the travel or the noise from the aircraft at Heathrow or being in Windsor because all of that is the same for Royal Lodge which is 13 minutes away by car.

If they were 'sharing' Frogmore with H&M then they would always need another place to go so I can see that thy kept use of Ivy Cottage for times when H&M are back or when they need to stay over in London for work/events so it could just be they are back staying there for a while.

It does seem very odd because we (well the media too) are jumping to a lot of conclusions. IMO all could have been avoided if they just released a clear statement about it at the time e.g. if it was a temporary visit or long term plan.
I don't think anything is suspicious. We don't need to know and frankly it is none of our business. It really is of no concern to us what they are doing with Frogmore Cottage especially when the cost officially has nothing to do with the tax payers. No statement is needed and glad they didn't entertain that with the press.
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