According to biographer Ingrid Seward, things aren’t looking so good for Harry at the moment. “Harry feels very imprisoned at Kensington Palace,” Seward told PEOPLE, “He can’t wait to get out.” Geez.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home is a very special place for the couple – but also to two of Prince Harry’s relatives. The couple’s current home of Nottingham Cottage, a two-bedroom house in the grounds of Kensington Palace, has played an important part in their relationship. It is here that Harry proposed to the American actress while roasting a chicken during an intimate evening together. It is here that the couple has lived since before their marriage in May 2018.
Now Kensington Palace has confirmed that the newlyweds are to leave Nottingham Cottage behind; in fact, they are moving 20 miles out of London altogether, to Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle. It’s an estate that already has special meaning for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The newlyweds will leave their home on the grounds of Kensington Palace to move into a 10-bedroom home (which, for some reason, keeps being described as a cottage even though it’s bigger than most houses), near Windsor Castle. It’s hoped the couple will be all settled in by the time their first child arrives in autumn.
Frogmore Cottage, as it’s called, is where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their wedding reception in May. It’s also the setting for their engagement photos taken in November last year.
It’s all very romantic. Which is perhaps why it’s fitting that the couple will be living near the final resting place of Prince Harry’s great-great-uncle King Edward VIII and his forbidden love Wallis Simpson.
Edward was forced to give up his crown in 1937 in order to marry Wallis, an American divorcee.