Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan "Delighted" as Princess Eugenie Moves into Their Frogmore Cottage Home

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hand over the keys to their Windsor home—but will still stay there during UK visits.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have handed over the keys to their Frogmore Cottage (opens in new tab) home to Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank (opens in new tab), a source confirms to BAZAAR.com.

Following reports in Britain's The Sun newspaper (opens in new tab) that removal vans had been spotted leaving the Windsor property with the Sussexes’ belongings, a source tells BAZAAR that Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) "are delighted to be able to open up their home to Princess Eugenie and Jack as they start their own family."

While reports suggest that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be living at the property, BAZAAR understands that Harry and Meghan still own the property and will continue share the space with Eugenie and Jack during visits to the UK.

The Sussexes will retain the financial responsibility for Frogmore Cottage (opens in new tab), which they have spent $3.2 million of their own money renovating (after repaying funding from the Sovereign Grant (opens in new tab) when they stepped back from official royal roles). It is not believed that Eugenie and Jack will pay rent on the space, but the decision to live there was discussed with other members of the royal family.

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Princess Eugenie, who is expecting her first child in early 2021 (opens in new tab), and Brooksbank had previously been living in the modest Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace. Windsor makes a suitable home for the couple, being Eugenie’s hometown and home for parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who still live together at Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson refused to confirm the move, telling BAZAAR, "Frogmore (opens in new tab) is a private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and any arrangements is a matter for them."

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Omid Scobie is BAZAAR.com’s Royal Editor at Large and has covered the lives and philanthropic work of the younger members of the British Royal Family for over eight years. As well as spearheading exclusive coverage of major royal milestones (including the weddings of both the Cambridges and Sussexes), Scobie has traveled extensively with Harry, Meghan, William and Kate on their engagements in the U.K. and around the world. As ABC News’s Royal Contributor, Scobie is a regular on Good Morning America and host of the network’s forthcoming podcast, The Heir Pod.