Madonna urges Harry and Meghan to leave 'boring' Canada, offers to sublet her 2-bedroom NYC apartment to them
'It’s two-bedroom ... it’s got the best view of Manhattan. Incredible balcony'
Madonna has made an offer to Harry and Meghan Markle that they can't refuse — subletting her New York City apartment to the couple weeks after they announced that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family and focus on becoming financially independent.
“Do Megan [sic] and Prince Harry want to sublet my apartment on Central Park West??” the singer captioned an Instagram video she posted in which she made the comments as she got her hair and makeup done before one of her performances.
The caption was punctuated by a Statue of Liberty emoji and an “X” emoji.
“Hey, Harry, don’t run off to Canada. It’s so boring there,” she said in the video, alluding to the fact that the couple had announced that they would be splitting their time between the UK and Canada. “I’ll let them sublet my apartment on Central Park West. It’s two-bedroom; it’s got the best view of Manhattan. Incredible balcony—I think that’s gonna be a winner. Buckingham Palace has got nothing on CPW."
The $7.3 million Upper West Side co-op apartment was the same property situated at Harperley Hall at West 64th Street and Central Park West against which the songstress lost her nearly three-year legal battle in 2018. A new board ruled banning her children and domestic help from living there unless she was “in residence” too, Page Six reported.
Although the offer appeared to have been made in jest, Madonna might be in her right to sublet the apartment. According to an owners’ handbook for the co-op available online, subletting was permitted provided that the tenant managed to secure the prior written approval from the board of directors among other stipulations.
Also, the co-op “prefers that each apartment be occupied by its Shareholder.”
Meghan, 38, Harry, 35, and their infant boy, Archie, have been living on Vancouver Island ever since they quit from royal duties last month.