The secret retreat: Inside Meghan Markle and Harry's new home

25 November, 2018, 14:51 | Author: Regina Boyd
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The couple will be moving out of their two-bedroom home at Kensington Palace and into the 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle, ET has learned.

After news broke yesterday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year to prepare for the arrival of their first child, it looks like another reason could be pushing them out of Kensington Palace.

As the statement notes, since their engagement a year ago, the couple have lived at Nottingham Cottage on the Kensington Palace grounds.

According to reports, an official statement from Kensington Palace stated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be leaving their residence there early next year in preparation for the birth of their first child together.

But a new report states the pair are instead relocating to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

They also rent a country home in the Cotswolds.

A move to the suburbs is certainly common for many expectant parents and Harry and Meghan are no exception.

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Frogmore is now uninhabited and is only used by the Royal family for private and public functions. Palace sources claim there was "nothing available as an official residence in London".

The Sun reported that Frogmore Cottage has been undergoing a large refurbishment to transform it from staff accommodation into a family home. Frogmore House was a gift from George III to his wife, Queen Charlotte, and is open to the public for just three days each year.

Victoria was fond of Frogmore's peace and quiet, and it is said to have been her favourite retreat, visiting during her long widowhood and working on her papers there.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to welcome their bundle of joy to the world in the United Kingdom spring.

"There has been a bit of tension between the brothers", the source said.

"Meghan has very strong views on what she is interested in and that may be what Harry shares, but not what William and Kate share".

It's worth noting however that they will be keeping an office at Kensington Palace, and they also aren't the only members of the family to potentially express a preference for a more suburban life.

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