HARRY and Meghan have made a surprise offer to return to central Windsor life – by extending their lease of Frogmore Cottage.
The unexpected move will make for a royal setting and material for her Kardashian-style Netflix documentary.
It also means Harry, who is visiting the UK with his family this week, may be neighbors of his warring brother William.
The Sussexes will stay at the cottage for the anniversary celebrations with son Archie, three, and daughter Lilibet, who turns one on Saturday.
Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, spent an unhappy six months there before moving abroad in 2020.
But last month they renewed their lease with a rolling 12-month contract at the property, a 10-minute walk from the Queen’s apartments.
It is currently empty as tenants are Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank in Portugal, The Sun can reveal.
Royal insiders believe the Sussexes, who have a £13million mansion in California, are planning to spend more time in Windsor.
And that will upset William, who wants to move there with Kate and their children.
A source said: “It’s quite a signal that they’re not going away. You could easily give up on Frogmore now that her life is in California.
“By agreeing to extend the lease and focusing on Portugal, Jack and Eugenie have a strong presence in the middle of Windsor Court, where everything happens. You can now come and go as you please.
“The coming year could be one of the most turbulent in royal history and the Sussexes are making sure they get a foothold in Windsor.”
Wills, 39, and Kate, 40, have been touring nearby houses ahead of a possible move this summer with George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four.
William hardly speaks to Harry after the Megxit and the shock claims made in last year’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Frogmore Cottage remains the British home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5448555/harry-meghan-renew-frogmore-cottage-lease/ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unexpectedly extend Frogmore Cottage lease ahead of the anniversary celebrations