Harry and Meghan must seek approval to stay on Royal Estate
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now required to obtain permission if they want to stay on any of the Royal Estates in the future. This demand arose after Harry turned down an offer from King Charles to stay at Balmoral during his recent visit to London for the WellChild awards.
The Duke's request for a stay on the Royal Estate was rejected
Instead of accepting his father's olive branch, Harry asked if he could stay at Windsor Castle or any other part of the Royal Estate, potentially to visit Queen Elizabeth's grave on the first anniversary of her death. However, his request was reportedly denied, and he was informed that he would need to give notice and make a formal request for accommodation in the future.
Harry stayed in a hotel, causing security complications
As a result of the rejected request, the 39-year-old Duke, who lost his bid for UK police protection in May, had to stay in a hotel for the night. This decision complicated security arrangements for his visit. Despite the setback, Harry was able to visit his grandmother's grave, along with the grave of his grandfather, Prince Philip, before quickly heading to the Invictus Games in Germany, spending only 24 hours in the UK.
Uncertainty over King Charles' awareness of the accommodation situation
It remains unclear whether King Charles was aware of the accommodation saga between the Royal Household and the representatives of Harry and Meghan. The couple's UK accommodation arrangements have been in disarray since their eviction from Frogmore Cottage back in February.