Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been known to blaze their own trail. From officially splitting from The Royal Foundation that they once shared with Prince William and Kate Middleton to deciding to lead in new ways, the members of the British royal family have certainly made it clear that they intend to do things in a way that feel right for them. This was additionally evident when it came to a recent choice that the royals made that surrounded “national security concerns.”
According to Express, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly had wanted to redesign the garden at Frogmore Cottage but changed course after they were granted permission by their local council. Initially, per documents published by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council, the Sussexes had applied for planning consent. The reason that this seemed unusual was because it is said they had used “a different design to the one approved by the council.”
Following the realization that their plans had not been approved, the couple will now be forced to reverse any work that was done.
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What changes were made remains unclear, mostly due to the fact that parts of the application had been redacted. Even though it is typical for such applications to be made public, Ian Ratcliffe, a project manager at the Royal Household, said that their particular plans should be “kept secret,” citing that “national security could be compromised if public access is given to the plans.”
It remains unclear where the construction process will go from here, but this is not the first time Meghan and Harry have faced controversy surrounding Frogmore Cottage. Earlier this summer, a list of so-called demands circulated that appeared to be written by the couple. However, the true identity of the author was eventually revealed.