The stylish royal couple has officially announced where they will live from early next year. Here’s all we know about Frogmore Cottage
See Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home, Frogmore Cottage
It was the backdrop for their dreamy engagement photo shoot, the location for their private wedding reception and from early next year Frogmore Cottage will be “home” for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Located on the Windsor Estate, a stone’s throw from where they got married in May, the 10-bedroom cottage sits within the private home park and faces the grounds of Frogmore House. It’s a “very special place” for the couple, Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Harry and Megan have been living on Kensington Palace grounds in Nottingham Cottage since their engagement last year. And although speculation was rife that the couple would move into the spacious apartment suite next to Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, inside the palace, the statement released by Kensington Palace earlier this week proved this was not to be.
So what can we expect from Harry and Meghan’s new digs? Currently, Frogmore Cottage is separated into five apartments. Before the couple move in next year, and before the arrival of their baby in April, it will undergo extensive renovations to transform it into one big house. The 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage will be an impressive upgrade from the two-bedroom home they currently live in. Historic England describes the cottage as a Grade II listed building, and if Frogmore House is anything to go by, with a white stucco exterior.
Instead the Queen has given them Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. It’s within the private Home Park and faces the beautiful grounds of Frogmore House. It’s where they had their private evening wedding party & where their gorgeous engagement pictures were shot. pic.twitter.com/uByYVm7pWC
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) November 23, 2018
Taxpayers will fork out for the renovations of the house, which was a gift from the Queen, but it will be Harry and Meghan who are responsible for the interior decorating. From what we know about Megan’s decorating style in the past, we can expect white to feature in a look that’s classic contemporary with a twist. One thing is for sure; the new royal baby will have a nursery to envy.
Words by: Bea Taylor. Photos by: Getty Images