First Look At Meghan And Harry's £2.5 Million Secret New 18th-Century Hideout In Cotswold
January 11, 2019 11:07 By Fabiosa
Have Meghan Markle and Prince Harry already been given the boot from Kensington Palace? Perhaps not, but it would seem that they have been living outside the palace for a while now and hours ago a photo of their new home surfaced online.
What's up with Frogmore House?
It was reported that the couple was gifted Frogmore House on the grounds of Windsor Estate by the Queen as their new home.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year, @KensingtonRoyal announces— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) November 24, 2018
KP says in statement: “Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate. The Duke and Duchess’s official office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.”— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) November 24, 2018
While Meghan and Harry are eager to start their lives in Frogmore House as it holds a special significance for them - their wedding reception held in Windsor – the sprawling property still needs a lot of work to make it habitable.
Brand new farmhouse
In the meantime, they are making themselves comfortable at a hideout property in Cotswold, Dailymail reports.
Royal excl: first picture of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s Cotswold pad. It’s a gorgeous £2.5million Grade II listed farmhouse and barn conversion. pic.twitter.com/IL11GMdcVC— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) January 9, 2019
With a baby on the way and tons of entertaining to do as a new couple, their brand new 18th-century farmhouse is the perfect hideout. It's got four bedrooms, two kitchens, an outdoor dining area, and a staff cottage.
They prefer it to their Nottingham Cottage home in Kensington Palace and have so far played host to Priyanka Chopra and her boo Nick Jonas, Serena Williams' family, and the Clooneys.
It's theirs for a period of two years and they paid a chunk – £2.5 million – for it, but plan on renewing after the lease expires according to inside sources.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
Meghan is due in Spring, and it's unclear if Frogmore House will be ready by then.