Queen gave Harry and Meghan Frogmore Cottage as she feared pair would quit the UK forever

Mail Online | 1/19/2020 | Vanessa Allen;Rebecca English for the Daily Mail
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The Queen made clear that she wanted Harry and Meghan to stay at Frogmore Cottage because she feared they could otherwise leave the UK – and her family – for good.

In the negotiations, the monarch was keen for her grandson to retain a comfortable home in this country so that he remains a part of the Royal Family.

Result - Couple - £2 - Taxpayers - Money

As a result, the couple offered to pay back the £2.4million of taxpayers' money taken from the Sovereign Grant to fund the massive renovations at their home on the Windsor estate.

A source told the Mail: 'It is very telling that the Queen makes clear [in her statement] that she has given them a home on her favourite estate and that they are going to keep it. She wants them to have a family home in the UK.

Cost - Frogmore - Renovations - Hesitation - Mind

'But they were constantly being beaten up about the cost of the Frogmore renovations. So there was no hesitation in their mind of offering to pay the money back in order to be free of any public obligations.'

Other sources said the fact that the Queen made a point of saying that she wanted them to have a home in the UK suggested that she was concerned they would not come back often if they did not have a home here.

Harry - Meghan - Rent - Property - Base

Harry and Meghan will also start to pay commercial rent on the property to allow them to use it as their base when they are in Britain, and will pay its running costs, whether they are in residence or not. No price has been put on how much that might be. Experts...
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