Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s staff arrangements at Frogmore Cottage are surprising everyone

Wait, what?

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Wait, what?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a busy few months, officially leaving Kensington Palace, and moving into their new Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, before welcoming their first child, Archie.

The royal couple have been laying low in their new home to spend some quality time with baby Sussex, having recently converted the early 19th-century Grade II-listed white stucco building into a modern haven.

The refurb reportedly converted five different apartments into one big home for the Duke and Duchess, that according to sources is very high tech. But what kind of features can we expect? Well, apparently a yoga studio with a special floor, grand fireplaces and ‘an elaborate Gone With The Wind-style double staircase’.

But it wasn’t Frogmore Cottage that got the world talking this week, but rather its staff, with it emerging that the royal couple apparently don’t have any at their home.


Yes, while we all thought the Sussex family had maids, nannies and chefs at their disposal, it seems that the new parents have actually chosen to lay low alone, with the help of new grandmother Doria Ragland, who is set to play a big role in the newborn’s life.

‘They don't yet have a nanny or a team of staff and there's no chef,’ a source has told royal commentator Katie Nicholl, before adding that Doria had been ‘indispensable’.

While Meghan and Harry are sure to build a household around them, it seems like for now, they are living as normal first-time parents.

Congratulations again to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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