Royal Family LIVE: Harry’s extraordinary move to help the Queen as Frogmore plan exposed

Prince Harry: ‘Why should he have protection?’ asks Seward

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The Duke of Sussex is one of four Counsellors of State, who are authorised to carry out most of the Queen’s official duties if she is unable to on a temporary basis. Harry, who lives in California with Meghan Markle after quitting royal duties but is still a UK citizen, is eligible to continue in the role as he qualifies as being domiciled in Britain due to his former Windsor home.

The Telegraph reports that Harry and Meghan have decided to renew the lease on Frogmore Cottage which runs out on March 31.

A spokesman for the Duke told the newspaper: “There are no planned changes to the current arrangement.”

It comes as Harry is embroiled in a legal battle with the Home Office over police protection for the Sussexes when they are in the UK.


Meghan lacked Kate’s grasp on royal ‘heritage’

Meghan Markle’s lack of appreciation for the monarchy’s significance in British society was a key reason she failed to adjust to Royal Family life, according to a branding expert.

Professor Cele Otnes, a professor of marketing specialising in how the Royal Family brands itself, told “The UK is an extremely significant society.

“And I don’t think Meghan cared about that, not being British.

“Think about the difference between Kate being British, and how she must understand that heritage.”

Harry and Eugenie ‘will have discussed royal rift’

Prince Harry and his cousin Princess Eugenie will have “talked about” his and Meghan Markle’s ongoing rift with the Royal Family during her US visit, a royal expert has claimed.

Eugenie became the first member of the Royal Family to make a public visit to Harry in California last week since he quit his role as a senior member two years ago.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Mr Dampier said: “They’ve always got on very well and been very close.

“If there is going to be an emissary, or an intermediary, between Harry and the Royal Family back home, she could well fit the bill.”

The royal expert added: “I’m sure when they met in LA, they would have talked about the situation – and I’m sure she’ll be trying to smooth things over. She could be one of the ways whereby tentative steps could be taken to try and heal the rift.”

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