Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be moving to a new home, with Kensington Palace releasing a statement to announce the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “will move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child.”
As the statement notes, since their engagement last year, the couple have lived at Nottingham Cottage on the Kensington Palace grounds.
“Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate,” adds the statement. “The Duke and Duchess’s office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.”
The couple held their wedding reception at nearby Frogmore House, a 17th-century royal residence located on the same estate as the cottage.
According to Metro UK, Frogmore Cottage is currently uninhabited, but “has been a favourite royal hideaway for over 300 years.” In fact, the 10-bedroom home is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation to ready the property for the Duke and Duchess.
“The home is said to be a gift from the Queen,” reports Metro UK, noting that it’s just 20 miles away from their current digs.