MEGHAN and Harry will once again become William and Kate’s awkward neighbors next door – after announcing they are returning to the UK for a series of charity events.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to stay in their five-bed Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor estate next month – days after Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge moved into their new family home in nearby Adelaide Cottage.
But insiders say they’re unlikely to show up next door to chat like the Ramsay Street characters on the now-defunct Australian soap opera Neighbors.
Harry and Wills hardly speak to each other after Megxit, and sources say there are “no plans” for the Sussexes and Cambridges to meet despite living so close together.
It’s the first time the two families have been neighbors since Harry and Meghan moved out of Kensington Palace in 2019.
The Queen, 96, will also give the Sussexes a diplomatic dagger as she will exercise her constitutional role by swearing in the new Prime Minister and Privy Council when the couple is expected in Windsor.
Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, said: “I don’t think they would face each other unless it was pre-arranged.
“I suppose you could walk around with some flowers as a peace offering, but remember what happened last time.”
It is alleged that Meghan slammed the door on sister-in-law Kate and threw her flowers in the bin when she emerged with the peace offering after an argument over a bridesmaid dress fitting ahead of the Sussexes’ wedding.
Meg and Harry renewed their lease on Frogmore Cottage in April. William and Kate are moving to Adelaide Cottage later this month with George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and four-year-old Louis.
It’s about half a mile away – or a five-minute walk across the royal estate.
Royal insiders say a big reunion with the Queen is unlikely due to her “busy diary”.
A source said: “Family talks are expected to take place to see if there is room in their diaries – but there is work to be done, especially for the Queen.”
Meghan, 41, and Harry, 37, announced yesterday that they will be in Manchester for the One Young World Summit on Monday 5 September.
Meghan will deliver her first speech in the UK since the Megxit when she lectures on gender equality in the city.
They will then jet to Dusseldorf the next day to celebrate a year ahead of the 2023 Invictus Games.
The Queen, meanwhile, is expected to break her holiday in Balmoral to meet her new Prime Minister in Windsor or in London on Tuesday.
She is believed to be staying for a Privy Council meeting on Wednesday before returning to the Scottish Highlands to continue her holiday.
The Sussexes have a day off on Wednesday but will be in London on Thursday 8 September for the WellChild Awards.
Frogmore Cottage is understood to be their base during their trip back to the UK, their first since their low-key appearance at the Platinum Jubilee in June when they flew on a private jet.
The couple’s visit comes as Harry is suing the government for removing his taxpayer-funded armed bodyguards. He claims he feels insecure without her.
They were removed when he gave up royal duty to live in the US with Meghan in 2020.
Questions were raised last night as to why the couple decided to announce their travel plans amid their security fears.
Harry’s biographer, Angela Levin, said: “If anyone is afraid for their safety, they should certainly keep secret what they are doing. Otherwise it is rather hypocrisy.”
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/6005782/meghan-harry-neighbours-william-kate/ Meghan and Harry will be staying just half a mile from William and Kate when they return to the UK next month