Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Moving to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, Kensington Palace Confirms

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Moving to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, Kensington Palace Confirms
Prince Charles Teases Prince Harry & Meghan Markles Baby Name List
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for the media in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London on Monday Nov. 27, 2017. (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

LONDON — Like many a couple before them, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are moving to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child.

Kensington Palace said Saturday that Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor Castle, early next year.

Officials said Saturday that Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor Castle, early next year.

The couple, who married in a chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds in May, is expecting their first child in the spring. Windsor is about 20 miles (32 kilometres) west of central London.

The palace statement said that "Windsor is a very special place for their royal highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate."

Windsor Castle is also one of Queen Elizabeth IIs favourite homes. It is surrounded by horse country where she used to ride frequently in her younger days, and she is known to prefer the castle and its environs to Buckingham Palace, her more formal official residence in central London.

The couple is expecting their first child in the spring. They married in a chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds in May.

Harry and Meghan have been living at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace since announcing their engagement last year. They will keep their office at Kensington Palace, which is also home to Prince William and his wife Kate.

The Duchess of Cambridge has played a key role in establishing The Royal Foundation alongside William and Harry, particularly with her work on early years intervention and mental health. And it seems her role as a mother-of-three to George, Charlotte and Louis has made her popular with the public.

The move means that William and Harry will no longer be living in close proximity to each other now that Harry is starting his own family.

Her sister-in-law Kate is seemingly less confident when it comes to public speaking, but shes well established within the royal fold. She met Prince William at university in 2001 and 10 years later the pair were married at Westminster Abbey.

Prince Charles has suggested Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will bend royal protocol by naming their forthcoming child something much more modern than is tradition. 

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During his remarks at Australia House in London, the future King of London touched on his son and daughter-in-laws recent trip to the land down under, where he said they were offered “countless, thoughtful” ideas for their son or daughters name. 

Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move out of Kensington Palace and into Windsor cottage

As Prince Charles put it, “Just between us… just between us, I suspect that Kylie and Shane may possibly make the short list. But ladies and gentlemen I would not hold your breath for Edna or Les.”

Having charmed overseas, it seemed surprising that Meghan ranks as the sixth most popular member of the royal family in a YouGov survey – behind husband Harry, the Queen, William and Kate and the Duke of Edinburgh.

For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to pick a moniker without any significance to the British royal family would be quite extraordinary, especially given the historically rich meaning behind Prince William and Kate Middletons childrens names. 

Out of all those Christmas Eve gifts, Elle magazine referred to Middletons grow your own girlfriend kit as one of "the most memorable." It was probably most appropriate coming from her, since, as royal reporter Katie Nicholl revealed to Grazia UK back in July: "Harry and Kate are very close, shes been like a mentor to him." Nicholl also affirmed in her book, Harry: Life, Loss, and Love that Middleton had once been Harrys wingman, as she allegedly organised several blind dates for him back in the day, Business Insider reports.

Prince George was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth IIs father, while Princess Charlottes full name (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana) is a nod to Prince Charles, the Queen and the late Princess Diana. Likewise, Prince Louis name has plenty of ties to royal relatives who came before him. 

If you thought the royals just spent their Christmases passing around stockings full of jewels and gift-wrapped ponies, then you would be way off the mark. Even the royals arent immune to the charms of a good joke gift. Sure, maybe the Queen might not be number one target for her grandkids sense of humour, but they seem to like to have some fun among themselves. Now that Meghan Markles been thrown into the mix, theyll probably have something in store for her too. Maybe itll be a bit like the time Kate Middleton gave Harry this hilarious present.

Prince Charles loose lips is far from the first time the newborns name has come up since Prince Harry and Meghan revealed their pregnancy in October. 

In fact, the mom-to-be has also mentioned the “long list of names” she received from well-wishers on their trip to Australia. One in particular struck a chord with the beloved couple, according to 5-year-old Harriet, who met them in Melbourne.

But now with most of the royals married off, and another baby on the way — this Christmas, for the royal family, it might be more about giving the sentimental gifts rather than throwing shade. After all, Harrys come a long way from having a "make your own girlfriend." Now hes got the wife of his dreams that no joke Christmas gift could have built. It was a nice try though, Middleton.

“As soon as I introduced my daughter to Harry, he said, Thats a great name,” Harriets mom told reporters. “Maybe they will choose it for their own child, which would be fun.”

As The Express also report, the royal family are even more impatient than I am — as they open their presents on Christmas Eve, following the tradition brought over from Queen Victoria. After their 8 p.m. drinks, theyll then sit down to a black tie dinner, before the Queen reportedly retires to bed around midnight. I wonder how much longer her grandkids keep the party going?