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Queen denied Harry and Meghan’s ‘inappropriate’ living request, says expert

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently live in a sprawling California mansion with their two children, they didn't always have the home of their dreams.

At the beginning of their relationship, Meghan, 40, moved into her other half's small two-bedroom cottage at Kensington Palace – not too far away from Harry's brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton's home.

Following their wedding on 19 May 2018, it's been reported the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted a bigger space to start their family.

According to The Sunday Times, the couple went to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to ask for permission to live at Windsor Castle.

However, Meghan and 37 year old Harry's proposition was rejection by the monarch.

Royal editor Roya Nikkhah explained: "The couple are understood to have set their hearts at first on Windsor Castle, and are believed to have asked the Queen if living quarters could be made available after their marriage."

After denying them of their wish, the Queen decided to give them Frogmore Cottage, which they renovated and lived in for some time before stepping down from their positions in the Royal Family and moving to the US.

Royal author and deputy Lord lieutenant of Berkshire, Hugo Vickers, told the Express that Prince Harry and Meghan's request may not have been "entirely appropriate".

He wrote: "There are empty bedrooms and suites in the private apartments within Windsor Castle which the Sussexes may have had their eye on, or perhaps some former living quarters in the castle grounds converted into other things.

"But I can see how it might not be entirely appropriate to have a young family living there."

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Now, Meghan and Harry live in California with their two children Archie, two, and baby girl Lilibet, where they've been carving out a life away from the Royal Family.

However, Harry recently issued a "pre-protocol" letter to the Home Office suggesting his lawyers will seek judicial review if continued police security isn’t provided by the UK when he and his family are in the country and his lawyers made it clear he is happy to pay for it.

A battle in the High Court could happen if the case proceeds between Ministers and Harry, who argued his private protection team in the US does not have access to UK intelligence information that is necessary to keep his wife and kids safe.

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Royal biographer Phil Dampier shared his belief that the row is a "very good excuse" for Meghan not to come back to the UK at all.

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