Royal family member shows support to Harry and Meghan amid Frogmore Cottage blow

An unlikely royal has spoken out in defense of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amid the news they've lost Frogmore Cottage

Royal family member defends Harry and Meghan amid Frogmore Cottage blow
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Sarah Ferguson has expressed support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amid the news the couple has been asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage, much to the surprise of royal fans. 

Sarah Ferguson has shared her support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, revealing she has 'no judgment' for the controversial royal couple. 

The surprising gesture of solidarity comes amid the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage, five years after they were gifted the plush residence by the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

Speaking to People on Wednesday, the Duchess of York has now shared her thoughts on the couple in a candid interview. The 63-year-old said she has "no judgment" for Harry and Meghan as they pursue an independent life in the US, before adding that she believes the late Princess Diana would have been "proud" of their children, Archie, 3, and one-year-old Lilibet. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex famously withdrew as senior members of the Royal Family in January 2020 to move to North America, where they had planned to continue serving the Crown from overseas. 

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It quickly became clear, however, that they would not be allowed to continue their royal duties from outside of the UK, resulting in them losing both their security and their patronages. The release of their Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, and Prince Harry's bombshell memoir, Spare, has only exacerbated tensions between the couple and their British relatives. 


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"I don't believe that any single person has the right to judge another person. I'm not in a position myself to make any judgments," Ferguson said. "I have been judged all my life, and I have no judgment on the Sussexes." 

The Her Heart for a Compass author added that Princess Diana "would be incredibly proud of her grandchildren. And not just the Sussex grandchildren, but Will's children." 

Ferguson's comments come amid the news that Harry and Meghan have lost the lease on Windsor Park's Frogmore Cottage, which had been given to them by Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding present in 2018. 

A general view of the exterior of Frogmore Cottage as people lay floral tributes to Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh

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It's understood that King Charles II has now decided to give the 10-bedroom house to Prince Andrew, Ferguson's ex-husband, instead. 

A rep for Harry and Meghan has since said, "We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.