After their royal wedding in May, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now officially Duke and Duchess of Sussex) moved into Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, London, where they became next-door neighbours to Prince William, Duchess Kate, and their three kids.
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However, it was just announced last week that, come spring 2019, the couple will reportedly be moving out of their two-bedroom home to Frogmore Cottage, a quaint countryside abode in Windsor, which is about an hour away from their current place.
The couple’s big move was announced by Kensington Palace in an official statement, which referenced the couple’s first child as a reason for the move. They will still use Nottingham Cottage when they’re in town, but Harry and Meghan are making Frogmore their family home: “Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnessess and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate.”
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While many speculate that the move is due to brewing tension between Meghan and her sister-in-law Duchess Kate, the main reason is believed to be that Meghan and Harry plan to raise their firstborn there, away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi and the public.
(And although the two couples, affectionately dubbed the “Fab Four” might be forging their own paths, they’ll still come together through their joint organisation The Royal Foundation, and of course at official family events.)
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