A gift a little too extravagant? When her grandchildren get married, it is appropriate for Elizabeth II to offer them a royal home in which they can settle if they wish. Thus, after his marriage, Prince William and Kate Middleton received Amner Hall in a private residence, while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were able to settle in Frogmore Cottage, where Princess Eugenie and her husband now live. Jack Brooksbank. However, as regards the latter and her sister Princess Beatrice, the Queen did not wait for their marriages to offer them a home worthy of the name.

A year after the divorce of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1996, Elizabeth II indeed offered her two little daughters the sumptuous mansion of Birch Hall in Surrey, so that they could settle there with their mother. Seven and nine years old at the time, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, however, never lived in this house, since Sarah Ferguson preferred to refuse this very generous offer from the Queen, claiming not to have the means to ‘maintain such an estate, consisting of a tennis court, swimming pool and a small outbuilding with two bedrooms, in addition to the seven others that were in the Georgian-style mansion, reports The Mirror.

Does Birch Hall still belong to Elizabeth II?

Standing empty for two years, the Birch Hall mansion was eventually sold by the Queen for £ 1.5million, who decided to place this colossal sum in a trust which Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice were entitled to as they grew up. . However, this refusal on the part of Sarah Ferguson is of no benefit to her two daughters, who did not receive royal residences after their marriages in 2018 and 2020. Fortunately, Princess Beatrice should not have any problems regarding real estate, since she married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, a real estate developer from whom she is currently expecting her first child. And no doubt that the two lovers have found the ideal little nest.

Princess Beatrice and Elizabeth II © Backgrid USA

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