Harry and Meghan could stay in Frogmore for 24/7 protection, says expert

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could seek refuge in a royal cottage during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations – because it's the only way they'll get 24/7 security, experts suggest.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have returned to the UK for the celebrations, and will be staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

The historic Windsor-based cottage was built in 1801, and was listed in Queen Charlotte's 1801 accounts for her garden as having been built for £450 by a Mr Bowen

The couple lost the rights to 24/7 royal security when they stopped being working royals in 2020.

But a royal property such as Frogmore Cottage has such security by virtue of it being part of the royal property portfolio.

And Simon Morgan, a former royal protection officer, told MailOnline: “If they are staying at Frogmore Cottage they are going to be extremely secure there and that may be why they are not doing anything away from the main Platinum Jubilee events because they will not have protection for that.

“The jubilee is one of the highest risk events for years – and the Met have a duty of care to protect those attending, especially the royal family and foreign dignitaries.”

The couple arrived at a London airport today (Wednesday, June 1) along with three-year-old son Archie and 11-month old daughter Lilibet Diana, and are set to stay in Frogmore Cottage.

They are expected to attend a number of events taking place from June 2 to June 5 to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne, and security experts reckon they may stay in the cottage besides attending jubilee event.s

An earlier statement from the couple read: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."

The visit of the California-based royals has been shrouded in speculation and controversy for months following public rows over the family's security arrangements upon their return visit to the UK.

At one point it appeared likely that Harry would make the decision to stay away, as he threatened to sue the Home Office back in January over their refusal to let him take the "unprecedented" step of paying for police to guard him.

Their visit is set to be the first time the Queen meets her great-granddaughter Lilibet, who was born in the US last year. She celebrates her first birthday on Saturday (June 4).

The Daily Star has contacted the couple's representatives for comment.

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