After moving to the U.S. in 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's primary residence has been in California. They no longer have a home in the U.K., so renting out a place in the palace makes sense for them.
A source told OK! magazine that staying at the property and furnishing it themselves, will prove to Prince William and Princess Kate that they're serious about coming back. Royal expert Duncan Larcombe explained to Bella magazine that this is Harry and Meghan's biggest gesture yet when it comes to rebuilding their relationship with the rest of the royal family.
"After losing Frogmore, they need a base in the UK, and it's likely this will be an occasional home and somewhere for them to stay when they're here rather than anything permanent," Larcombe continued. "But this is a clear sign that they are trying to make amends with the rest of the family."
Larcombe added, "In the months since Harry's book Spare, which was published in January, we have seen a softening in Harry and Meghan's attitudes towards the rest of the royals - if nothing else, in keeping their mouths shut. We've had six months of them not saying anything about the royals to fuel the beast, and time heals. That's a healthy sign because they've got a long way to go to be back in the heart of the family with all the bridges they've burnt."
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Paulina is the Weekend Editor at Cosmopolitan.com. When she isn’t covering celeb and pop culture news, she can be found listening to Taylor Swift, watching a teen drama (One Tree Hill is her favorite), or perfecting her skincare routine.
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