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Meghan and Harry's UK Home has 'Bad for People' Feng Shui

Jun 06, 2022

Can the energy of Frogmore Cottage be changed to support the royal couple on future visits to the UK?

Back in 2020 I talked about the negative energy surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex which was triggered when they moved into their newly renovated home, Frogmore Cottage.

The 'Bad for People' feng shui energy at Frogmore Cottage caused reputational and emotional damage to the couple, triggered massive media intrusion and been a contributing factor in their ultimate decision to withdraw from being working royals and relocate to the USA.

The Daily Express asked me to comment on the subsequent use of Frogmore Cottage by Princess Eugenie and how the property may have changed ahead of Harry and Meghan's return for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Here's the original article:

Frogmore Cottage, the house leased by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the grounds of Windsor Castle was renovated from old staff accommodation into a luxurious five bedroom home. The project caused controversy until the royal couple repaid the significant costs of a huge refurbishment programme to the building.

Harry and Megan funded the interior design and fitting themselves, but the major renovation work was initially done at Taxpayers’ expense.  The couple, who are well known for supporting environmental and green issues, were criticized for incorporating high price tag sustainable and eco-friendly elements into the property. After their decision to withdraw as active working members of the Royal Family in 2020 and their relocation to first Canada and then California, Prince Harry repaid the costs in full and now leases Frogmore Cottage as his UK base, paying a full market rent for the property.

However, the cottage isn’t sitting empty. Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank and baby son August made Frogmore Cottage their home with Prince Harry’s blessing. Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie have a strong friendship and it made sense for Princess Eugenie to have more space as her family grows.

Frogmore Cottage remains the official UK home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and as a delighted Eugenie and Jack prepare to relocate to Portugal, they can expect house-guests when the Royal family gathers for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, but will Frogmore Cottage still feel like home for Harry and Meghan?

Interiors Therapist and Feng Shui consultant Suzanne Roynon suspects elements of Feng Shui may have been incorporated into the property since the remodel was completed, especially in view of the negative publicity after the Duke and Duchess moved in.

“In Feng Shui terms, after the significant renovations of 2019, Frogmore Cottage would be regarded as a ‘Bad for People/Good for Money’ property.” Roynon notes, “The couple had been riding high in public opinion after their wedding in May 2018, but at the time of their move to Frogmore things their popularity waned and stories of a rift between the couple and other members of the Royal family emerged.

Tension and stress is something we see all the time in Feng Shui when people move into a property which isn’t supportive” says Roynon, “the energy of a home can make or break a family when it isn’t providing the balance and harmony they need.

A ‘Bad for People’ property can result in divorce, illness, emotional and mental health issues and a feeling of total overwhelm, almost as though the world is ‘out to get you’. It’s easily fixed with the right interventions, but even the beautiful and elegant interior design scheme created by Vicky Charles of Soho Farmhouse renown, won’t in itself have been sufficient to iron out the pockets of negativity within Frogmore Cottage.

This ‘Bad for People’ element will have put immense pressure on the couple and left a sour-taste as they settled in, I imagine the tension this created on their wellbeing ultimately resulting in their painful decision to move abroad to build a new life primarily as private citizens.


Harry and Meghan are clearly drawn to neutral colours.  From the few images available of the interior of Frogmore Cottage on Princess Eugenie’s Instagram feed, and by comparing the décor with the Duke and Duchess’s new home in Montecito, California, both couples are comfortable with a palette of white, cream and grey.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will have added their own personal touches to the space, but the original relaxed and elegant styling decisions made by Meghan and Harry are likely to remain. They provide a tasteful, neutral base which would work in any home. 

With her love of art and keen interest in her charity work, the snippets we’ve seen of Princess Eugenie’s home reveal the importance of a comfortable, homely family space encompassing her ethical perspective and the importance of her anti-slavery message.  She and her husband have worked hard to establish a warm and friendly environment for their son and seem to have rebalanced the home either by accident or design to support the Feng Shui and reduce the impact of the ‘Bad for People’ energy.

I predict Frogmore Cottage will provide a welcome base for Harry, Meghan, Archie and baby Lilibet for at least part of their Platinum Jubliee visit, and they will be happy to know their home is in safe hands.