Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'inappropriate' request to the Queen that she REJECTED

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to have made an 'inappropriate' request to the Queen that she rejected.

The Queen is said to have rejected Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's request to live in Windsor Castle after they married.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in 2018 and shortly after this they put in a request to ask the Queen if they could live at Windsor Castle because they wanted somewhere bigger than Frogmore Cottage to raise a family.

But according to a royal insider, the pair faced disappointment when the monarch rejected the request they made about their home.

Windsor Castle, the Queen, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

According to the Sunday Times, the report, written by Roya Nikkhah states, "The couple are understood to have set their hearts at first on Windsor Castle, and are believed to have asked the Queen if living quarters could be made available after their marriage."

But their request was turned down and expert Hugo Vickers told the Express why the Queen may have decided to deny their request, saying it might not have been "entirely appropriate".

He explained, "There are empty bedrooms and suites in the private apartments within Windsor Castle 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."

After their lavish wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan were delayed moving into Frogmore Cottage due to the renovation work that was taking place but shortly after the birth of their son Archie, the couple stepped back as working members of the royal family and soon decided to fly the nest and set up a home for themselves and their family in the US.

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And in 2021 the couple had their belongings cleared from the cottage with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank making it their home, where they now live with baby son August.

Prince Harry recently revealed the Queen was unlikely to meet daughter Lilibet-Diana any time soon due to it being too dangerous to visit the UK with his family.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)