• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry renewed the lease on Frogmore Cottage for their return to the U.K. 
  • The renewal sparked rumors the couple might spend more time in Prince Harry's home country
  • Prince Harry may also have renewed the property lease because he is one of the Counsellors of State

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not letting go of Frogmore Cottage.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex already reside in California. However, they have decided to renew the lease at their official residence in England amid Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebration, an unnamed source told Entertainment Tonight.

The insider said the royal couple quietly renewed the lease at the property, where they lived after their royal wedding in 2018. But since they now reside in California, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are occupying the estate. However, Prince Harry and Markle will stay in Frogmore Cottage when they travel to the U.K. this week to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.

The outlet noted that the move renewed the speculations that Prince Harry and Markle might spend more time in his home country. The Duke of Sussex is one of the four Counsellors of State, and he would be required to have some type of residence in the United Kingdom to continue his role in that capacity.

The other three Counsellors of State are Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Andrew. The Counsellors of State are the first four people in the line of succession to the throne above 21.

Prince Harry and Markle confirmed their attendance at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration earlier this month. They also visited the Queen at Windsor Castle last month before flying to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.

"Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honored to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children," the Sussexes' spokesperson told Harper's Bazaar.

However, the couple won't be making a balcony appearance. The Queen decided to limit the royal line-up in the balcony to those still working for the firm. So, the Sussexes and Prince Andrew will not be there.

"After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year's traditional Trooping the Color balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement.

Prince Harry, Markle, Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are expected to attend the Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral in London Friday.

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THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the athletics event during the Invictus Games at Zuiderpark on April 17, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Karwai Tang/WireImage