Here's why everyone's talking about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's new home

And we're obsessed.

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And we're obsessed.

It was reported earlier this month that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were moving out of their two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace to move into a new home - something that is hardly surprising given that they are expecting their first baby in Spring 2019.

But according to sources, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aren’t moving into the abode that we expected, with speculation this year that they would be moving into Apartment 1 in Kensington Palace, the 21-bedroom house next-door to Prince William and Kate Middleton.

It has since been announced however that the rumours were ‘untrue’, with reports that they would be leaving that estate altogether as they wouldn’t want their children to grow up in ‘the fishbowl of Kensington Palace’.

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So where will the newlyweds be setting up camp? Frogmore Cottage, on the Frogmore Estate of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

Yes, you guessed it. The couple are returning to live on the estate of their wedding reception, just half an hour from the chapel where the Duke and Duchess said their vows.

The Grade II-listed white stucco Frogmore Cottage reportedly has Harry and Meghan’s name on it, with the royal couple said to be renovating the early 19th-century building before their move.

Security measures are especially said to have been ramped up a notch, with privacy reportedly being one of the reasons why the couple are moving away from London.


While rumours have been spreading of a possible rift between the Cambridges and Sussexes, the move isn’t actually uncommon, with Kate and William moving out of the city when they were expecting their first child, to start a family. In fact, they only returned back to the city, when Prince George and Princess Charlotte were older.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing the same, with Harry reported to be concerned with the privacy of his new wife, as well of course as his future child.

‘Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate,’ announced a spokesperson for the couple. ‘The Duke and Duchess’s office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.’

Happy housewarming to Harry and Meghan!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.