Harry and Meghan, our favorite royal couple, has officially moved out of the Kensington Palace and reportedly shifted to Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage.
It is the same cottage where their engagement pictures were taken and where the reception of their wedding ceremony was held.
The soon-to-be parents’ special place is located approximately 25 miles in the west of London.
Their new residence required a lot of renovations since the cottage was more like a five-unit home for the palace staff.
Always Planned on Moving
This move to the Frogmore Cottage was planned a month after Meghan’s pregnancy was announced. A verified source has told that the baby has brought the couple closer to each other and that they are indeed very happy. Furthermore, it was reported that the couple plans to build a small sanctuary for their family at the Frogmore Cottage, to avoid all the pressures from the outside world.
Even though the royal couple had been living in the Kensington Palace since their marriage, the Palace was never deemed as their long-term choice of residence. The palace, with two bedrooms dedicated to the couple, was never an ideal home for them especially after they had children since it was a pretty small space.
A royal source also revealed that the decision behind moving to Frogmore Cottage was that it had more room for the children. Another reason was how special this place was for them since they tied the knot at Frogmore Cottage as well.
Surrounded by Royals
Adjacent to the Frogmore gardens, King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson are buried in the Royal Burial Ground along with other Royal family members.
Wallis Simpson was an American socialite and was divorced twice before she got married to King Edward VIII. It is almost ironic how King Edward VIII was forced by his family and the parliament to step down from the throne because his wife was an American and was divorced twice, considering that Meghan somewhat fits the same description.
At the Kensington Palace, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, live in an apartment with twenty rooms. A cousin of the Queen also lives in the Palace, in a residence that was previously being speculated as the possible new house for Harry and Meghan.
However, since the close proximity of the two couples would’ve resulted in a stuffier environment, as a result, it was decided that the Cambridges and the Sussexes should break their joint court and create a separate one at the Frogmore Cottage.
Completely Supported By the Monarchy
The statement released by the Kensington palace stated that the royal couple will be provided complete support for their arrangements during their move to their new official residence.
Moreover, it has been reported that the people close to the pair believe this to be a good step for both Harry and Meghan as this way they would be able to carve out their own identity, and not be overshadowed by the happenings in Prince William’s life which will become busier since he is second in line to the throne.