Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new cottage home has a super heart-breaking backstory. Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate—literally named after frogs—was home to Queen Victoria’s aide and close confidant Abdul Karim.
The story goes that members of the royal household were not fond of the bond between the royal and her aide, whether it was due to jealousy or racism is unclear. They also did not appreciate the pair’s regular correspondence via letters.
The morning after the Queen’s funeral, the royal family ordered a raid on the cottage and all of Abdul’s cherished letters from the Queen were taken and burned, right in front of him. A heartbreaking moment for Abdul and dark history in the royal family.
Following the raid, Abdul was sent back to India.