It looks like Meghan Markle can’t do good. Every movement she and her new husband, Prince Harry, is criticized by both the media and now even by the palace staff. The recent relocation of their office space to Buckingham Palace disturbs the springs and causes palace staff to gossip. However, the move makes sense for the new couple and is perhaps another example of unfair treatment against Megan Markle. Here’s why everyone is upset and why they shouldn’t be.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new office space is causing tension
Since the separation of Prince Harry and Megan Markle from Prince William and Kate Middleton at Kensington Palace, they have recently been given six large rooms as office space at Buckingham Palace. The move does not require buying or renovating new furniture. It is just a matter of installing new desks. But the move has upset some palace traditionalists.
According to the sun, a royal insider said: “The Palace traditionalists are grumpy that such an excellent space is given to Harry and Meghan, who already have perfectly suitable offices at Kensington Palace.”
However, the source also said that there is really no reason to be upset because the rooms are still available for use by staff when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not use them. Some in the palace try to cause problems for the couple, but the rooms were not even their idea. They were offered the new rooms at Buckingham Palace because they are not currently occupied.
Some are not happy about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home remodel
The reason that some criticize the couple so quickly may be due to all the money spent on the renovation of Frogmore Cottage. Before they moved in, Prince Harry and Megan Markle updated their new home with features such as a yoga studio, spa, and guest rooms for Markle’s mother to visit. Frogmore Cottage was used to house royal staff in the past and had fallen into disrepair, so a lot of update needed to be done before they could move in.
Security was also a consideration. Before they moved in, there was little to discourage the public from wandering around the grounds. But with a new baby, it was also updated before the couple moved in for safety reasons. It is unknown how much the renovation cost, but a large part of the bill was paid by the Sovereign Grant, which ultimately means the taxpayer. Decorative work, however, was paid for by the royal couple themselves.
Many Britons were unhappy that the couple spent so much of the taxpayer’s money on their new home when they had perfectly reasonable accommodations at Kensington Palace.
Why couldn’t Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stay at Kensington Palace?
Many who criticize the royal couple did not understand why they had to cause all these problems by leaving Kensington Palace. But the two-bedroom apartment that they occupied was not large enough for the growing family. There were plans to convert Kensington Palace into an apartment with 21 rooms for the couple, but that would mean that the occupants of this space must have left now. So anyway, renovation work would have been carried out. But this move gives the new pair the chance to separate themselves from Prince William and Middleton.
After Markle was first engaged, the media often called the princes and their brides the “fabulous four.” But their lives go in very different directions, and they all worried about the need for space to work on their individual projects. Separating their homes and office spaces made sense to everyone involved.