Prince Harry ‘will stay with Princess Eugenie at Frogmore Cottage when he returns to UK’

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Prince Harry ‘will stay with Princess Eugenie at Covid-secure Frogmore Cottage when he returns to UK for Diana statue unveiling’

  • Prince Harry, 36, to stay in a self-contained area of the five-bed Windsor home 
  • He is visiting the UK to the unveiling of a statue to his mother Diana next month
  • The Duke of Sussex is, under current rules, facing 10 day period of self-isolation
  • The US, where he is living with Meghan Markle, is currently on UK’s amber list
  • The unveiling of Diana statue is due to take place at Kensington Palace on July 1 

Prince Harry will stay at a ‘Covid-secure’ Frogmore Cottage with Princess Eugenie and her family when he returns to the UK, according to reports.

It is understand that the Duke of Sussex, 36, will stay in self-contained accommodation at the Windsor royal home when he jets back from the US.

Harry is leaving wife Meghan Markle, who has recently given birth, back at their £11million California mansion to take part in the unveiling of a statue in honour of his mother, Princess Diana, next month.

Frogmore was initially gifted to Harry and Meghan by the Queen after the couple’s wedding.

But they gave up the property after dramatically quitting frontline royal duties and moving to the US.

The keys were later handed to Princess Eugenie, who is living there with husband Jack Brooksbank and their recently born first child August.

According to the Sun, the house has been split in two to make it Covid safe for Harry’s arrival.

A source told the paper: ‘Eugenie and Jack were handed the keys last year and told they could use it while Harry and Meghan were in America.

‘The cottage is now literally split into two, meaning Harry can isolate in one half of the house without ever coming into contact with his cousin and her family.

Prince Harry will stay at a 'Covid-secure' Frogmore Cottage with Princess Eugenie and her family when he returns to the UK, according to reports

Prince Harry will stay at a ‘Covid-secure’ Frogmore Cottage with Princess Eugenie and her family when he returns to the UK, according to reports

Frogmore is currently the home of Princess Eugenie, who is living there with husband Jack Brooksbank and their recently born first child August (pictured together)

Harry is reportedly due to stay at Frogmore Cottage – which was initially gifted to Harry and Meghan by the Queen before their move to the US – during his stay

‘It has been set up for his return after last-minute plans seemed to work when he was back for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April.’ 

Harry and Meghan were handed the keys to Frogmore, on the royal owned Windsor Home Park estate, as wedding gift by the Queen.

But, after spending £2.4million in taxpayer-funded renovation, which they later agreed to pay-back, the couple quit the UK and jetted off to America.

Eugenie and husband Jack then moved into the five-bedroom home in November last year. The couple welcomed their first child, August, in February.

The unveiling of the statue will be the first time the pair have reunited since Prince Philip's funeral in April (pictured: Princes William and Harry at the funeral)

The unveiling of the statue will be the first time the pair have reunited since Prince Philip’s funeral in April (pictured: Princes William and Harry at the funeral)

Harry recently quarantined at Frogmore when arriving from the US for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip.

He will, subject to any changes, have to quarantine at the house for 10 days on his arrival in the UK later this month because the US is currently on the amber travel list.   

It comes as it was reported that Harry and his brother William will put differences aside to attend the unveiling of the new statue dedicated to Diana.

The unveiling of the statue could help thaw frosty ties between her sons who are both due to be at the July 1 ceremony in the gardens of Kensington Palace.

The princes are due to walk together to unveil the statue they commissioned to mark what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday.

It will be the first time the pair reunite since Prince Philip’s funeral in April. The pair have failed to reconcile since the Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, sources claim. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Harry and William have only communicated by text since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. There have not been any personal chats or proper talks, just a very brief and minimal exchange of text messages.

‘The relationship is still very much strained and there’s no sign yet that there will be any sort of coming together any time soon.’ 

Prince Harry’s arrival at Frogmore comes as current occupant Eugenie shared an adorable set of photos of her husband with their baby son August to mark Father’s Day.

The proud mother, 31, took to Instagram today to reveal the four images.

One showed a tired Jack with August, who was born in February, lying on his chest as he slept. In another, the proud father smiled for the camera while holding his son.

Prince Harry's arrival at Frogmore comes as current occupant Eugenie (pictured with husband Jack) shared an adorable set of photos of her husband with their baby son August to mark Father's Day

Prince Harry’s arrival at Frogmore comes as current occupant Eugenie (pictured with husband Jack) shared an adorable set of photos of her husband with their baby son August to mark Father’s Day

Princess Eugenie has shared an adorable set of photos of her husband Jack Brooksbank with baby son August to mark Father's Day today

Jack was seen holding August close to his chest as he posed for one of the pictures revealed by Eugenie on Instagram today

Princess Eugenie has shared an adorable set of photos of her husband Jack Brooksbank with baby son August to mark Father’s Day today

Jack was also seen smiling widely as he pushed August’s pram, whilst the fourth image showed the husband and wife posing together for a photo with August in the countryside.

In the caption she wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day to you my love… you are the ultimate father to our boy!!’

Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their son – his full name August Philip Hawke Brooksbank – on February 9 at the Portland Hospital in London.

Within an hour of Eugenie sharing the images, she had racked up nearly 50,000 likes and nearly 400 comments.

Eugenie’s post came after the Duke of Cambridge spent Father’s Day with his two eldest children, who helped him kick off a half marathon event on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.

Prince William, who recently turned 38, was joined by Prince George, seven, and Princess Charlotte, six, at the beginning of the event in Sandringham, Norfolk.