In an official statement shared by several royal reporters, Kensington Palace revealed that Meghan and Harry are moving out of Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace in the new year, and will no longer be Kate Middleton and Prince William’s neighbors. The royal Fab Four is no more.
Rather than moving into the 20-bedroom apartment next door to Kate, William, and their children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—Meghan and Harry will move into Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate. Meghan and Harryare, of course, are expecting their first baby in Spring 2019, and likely want to get settled for their new arrival.
Per Kensington Palace’s official 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.”
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
Andrews notes that currently the property is “undergoing a large refurbishment to turn it back from staff accommodation to a family home,” so the move won’t be immediate. Having celebrated their fairytale nuptials in the main house, it’s unsurprising that Meghan and Harry would want to return to Frogmore and build their family home there:
Roya Nikkah previously reported the news, revealing that Harry and William’s infamous double-act was coming to an end with the arrival of baby Sussex. At the time, a royal source told The Sunday Times, “The brothers have leant on each other and looked after each other since their mother died. But now they have their own families, they no longer rely on each other as before.”
With families of their own, it’s understandable that the royal brothers would want to define their own roles within the royal family.
It truly is the end of an era.
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