Meghan Markle wanted to live in Windsor Castle, her request was allegedly denied. Now, it looks like her royal rivals Prince William and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, may be given the honor.
In recent weeks, there is a growing rumor that the third-in-line for the throne is considering a move from Kensington Palace to Windsor Castle. This would give William close proximity to his grandmother and Kate’s family in Berkshire.
This change could also be a result of the couple considering the future schooling of their children. If this happens, it seems more possible that Prince George, and eventually Prince Louis, may spend their latter schooling at Eton College, where Prince William and Harry spent the upper part of their schooling.
Princess Charlotte could perhaps attend Kate’s school Marlborough College, and maybe the Princes will attend there as well (as it is co-ed).
As Catherine didn’t board as a young school pupil, she may also be interested in being as close to her children as possible so that they would only attend during the day and would not be forced to spend time away from their families. (Boarding schools are common in the U.K. within the upper classes.)
The move would be an adjustment for the couple but is in line with their growing profile within the royal family and shows a deeper interest in supporting the Queen after the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
But the most interesting thing about this proposed move, if it happens, is that Meghan Markle and Harry’s request to do something similar after their marriage was firmly denied.
There was a report that came out in 2019, from the highly reputable The Times London, that the Hollywood duo didn’t want to live in Frogmore Cottage—but were actually incredibly interested in living with the Queen in Windsor Castle, which is a favorite residence of Her Majesty.
Per The Times, Hugo Vickers, a royal author and a deputy lord lieutenant of Berkshire, said: “There are empty bedrooms and suites in the private apartments which the Sussexes may have had their eye on, or perhaps some former living quarters in the castle grounds converted into other things. But I can see how it might not be entirely appropriate to have a young family living there.”
That could be the case, Windsor seems ill-suited for a young and growing family, but perhaps there was a deeper reason. Maybe, even then, the Queen and other palace staffers didn’t quite trust the former c-list actress with essentially unlimited access to such an ancient and historic building and the reigning monarch.
After the Megxit debacle, the decision looks ever more sound.
However, there’s no doubt that Meghan will see this as the ultimate insult.