Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are moving house after the wedding

But where to?

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But where to?

Since Meghan Markle’s arrival in England, she and Prince Harry have been living together in Kensington Palace, having Nottingham Cottage – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s old house – as their home.

Surrounded by 15 current and future royals, including new next door neighbours Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the couple are happily settled in their home, but they shouldn’t get too comfortable.

Yes, you guessed it. It has been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to be moving house after their wedding on May 19th. But where to?

The couple are said to be upgrading their pad, moving from their current two-bedroom cottage into Kensington Palace’s 21-bedroom residence, Apartment 1.

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While news has just been reported of the move, it looks like the renovations have been taking place since 2017, with its former residents, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, reportedly moving out last year to free up the abode for Harry and Meghan.

‘Nottingham Cottage is quite small but clearly being within Kensington Palace it is very safe,’ royal expert Penny Junor told House Beautiful UK in a recent interview. ‘I think it is unlikely they would move to some random house elsewhere in London because the cost of security would be an additional burden on the taxpayer and a recipe for bad publicity. So my suspicion is they might be offered a larger apartment at Kensington Palace – if one is available. But I would have thought it will only become an issue when/if they have children and need more space.’

And if a 21-bedroom apartment isn’t enough, the couple are also getting a stately home from the Queen as a wedding gift - way to set the bar high!

It has been predicted that the Queen will choose York Cottage to give to the newlyweds, not far from her wedding gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with their home, Amner Hall, also based on her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

So all in all, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should have no worries home-wise.

Jenny Proudfoot
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