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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed that they will continue to live in their current residence, Frogmore Cottage, while in the UK, now that they’re planning to “step back” as senior members of the royal family and spend part of the year in North America.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed their plans to continue using their current home in Windsor as their UK base on their brand new website, SussexRoyal.com.

This followed their announcement on Instagram on Wednesday evening (8 January) that they would “step back” as senior members of the royal family, aim to become “financially independent” and “balance their time between the UK and North America”.

Harry and Meghan moved into Frogmore Cottage shortly before the birth of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in the spring of 2019.

In response to the question, “Given their transition into members of the Royal Family with financial independence, will The Duke and Duchess of Sussex maintain their residence at Frogmore Cottage?” in the Q&A-style ‘Funding’ section of their website, the Sussexes wrote: “Frogmore Cottage will continue to be the property of Her Majesty the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to use Frogmore Cottage – with the permission of Her Majesty The Queen – as their official residence as they continue to support the Monarchy, and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom.”

Frogmore Cottage, pictured in April 2019. GORGetty Images

The Sussexes also explained on their website that, while Frogmore Cottage was refurbished for them by the Queen through the Sovereign Grant – an allowance paid by the government to cover the costs of the crown’s official expenditure – these updates were “mandated renovations”.

They added that “expenses related to fixtures, furnishings, and fittings at the official residence – which is owned by Her Majesty the Queen – were funded privately The Duke and Duchess of Sussex”.

The website also explains why Harry and Meghan chose to live in Frogmore Cottage instead of their previous home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, and another royal residence that was offered to them, Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose not to live in Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace. Max Mumby/IndigoGetty Images

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to move to Windsor for various reasons,” it says. “Their previous residence of Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace could not accommodate their growing family.”

Going on to explain that renovating Apartment 1 in Kensington Palace would have cost “in excess of £4 million” with works taking until the end of 2020 to complete, Harry and Meghan revealed that the Queen offered them Frogmore Cottage as an alternative.

“Her Majesty The Queen offered The Duke and Duchess the use of Frogmore Cottage, which was already undergoing mandated renovations, and would be available to move in before the birth of their son,” the website explains.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may spend half their time in Canada, the country that Meghan called home before meeting Harry. Karwai TangGetty Images

It continues: “The refurbishment cost equated to 50 percent of the originally suggested property for their proposed official residence at Kensington Palace. It is for these reasons, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose Frogmore Cottage as their Official Residence.”

While further details of how much time Harry, Meghan and baby Archie will spend in the UK each year have yet to be revealed, we do know that they are planning to live in North America for part of their time.

Given their recent Christmas break in Canada, the country that the Duchess of Sussex called home before she met and married Prince Harry, it has been widely speculated that they will spend part of the year living there.

It’s also possible that the royals will choose to live in California, the US state where Meghan grew up and where her mother, Doria Ragland, is still based.

We can’t wait to find out more about their plans!

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have the Perfect Reason to Live in British Columbia: Unique Privacy Laws

Looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen the perfect location to “step back as senior members of the Royal Family.”

Along with clean air, friendly neighbors and seemingly endless miles of beautiful coastline to explore with son Archie, the couple’s new Vancouver Island home offers another key ingredient: a “Privacy Act” that provides extra protection from the British newspapers.

“British Columbia is one of a handful of provinces that has a law like this, which specifically creates a right to sue if your privacy is invaded,” privacy expert David Fraser, of law firm McInnes Cooper, tells PEOPLE. “It specifically says that surveillance can be a form of privacy invasion.

Fraser adds, “Privacy is also one of the only areas of law that protects a certain set of feelings related to being surveilled or being ‘creeped out.’ So, if you think you’re alone and somebody steps out from a shadow, that jarring feeling of intrusion is something that privacy law increasingly is protecting.”

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For Meghan and Harry, this should mean that they have a greater right to privacy when they’re at home, taking a stroll in the park or popping into a local grocery store. It’s all thanks to what Canadian’s view as a “reasonable expectation of privacy”— even for those in the public eye.

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“We have a notion here in Canada that if you are a public figure — if you have stepped into the spotlight — along with that you have to accept that there is a reduced expectation of privacy,” says Fraser. “But with Harry and Meghan in particular, they have specifically said that they are stepping out of the spotlight. They have specifically said that they are moving from the U.K. in order to preserve their privacy — and some of the statements I have seen have tied it to the experience of Princess Diana or mental health concerns associated with perhaps unfair media coverage or unfair scrutiny of their private life.

“So, I would imagine that there would be a sympathetic ear within the courts that would at least take a look at all these factors without kind of dismissing it outright by saying ‘Look, you’re a member of the royal family. You may no longer be a senior royal but…’”


While these rights have to be balanced with Canada’s equally big respect for the freedom of the press, the difference is that it’s “not as absolute as in the USA,” explains Fraser. Exactly what constitutes a reasonable expectation of privacy is also vastly different to expectations in the United Kingdom too.

“The point is that we all have a zone of privacy — even around famous folk,” says Mark Stephens, partner at London law firm Howard Kennedy. “That zone of privacy is slightly smaller around famous folk than it is around somebody ordinary walking along the street.

“What they are doing is essentially giving themselves a larger zone of privacy — what they’re saying is ‘we’re not going to the opening of an envelope anymore. We’re not going to be spending all of our waking hours in the public eye and thereby we’re going to live a life of greater seclusion, which gives us a greater degree of privacy as a matter of law.’”

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Should Harry and Meghan ever take legal action using the British Columbia privacy laws, then their claim will go in front of a judge in Vancouver. Should the court rule in their favor, then Meghan and Harry are likely to seek an injunction against whatever photographer or publication has crossed over the legal boundaries, limiting their ability to venture near the couple.

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“In Canada, we don’t have a celebrity culture. We don’t have a paparazzi culture,” adds Fraser. “So, it is a fresh field to plow in a lot of ways and I think there are levers within British Columbia law that would not be available in the U.S. and they are slightly different to those in the U.K. too.”

When Harry and Meghan dropped their bombshell announcement in January, they specifically stated that they wanted to “amend their media relations policy to reflect their new roles.” They also stated that while they welcomed “accurate and honest media reporting,” they also valued “privacy as individuals and as a family.”

Thanks to British Columbia’s privacy act — and the goodwill of locals keeping their movements private — they may succeed. Truth is, however, that it may simply be the remoteness of Vancouver Island that helps them most.

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“If you’re a freelance photographer and you’re on Vancouver Island where there are only three people you want photographs of, you’re probably better off being in Los Angeles or Monaco, or Paris, or London,” adds Fraser.

“Them changing their status in the royal family is newsworthy, and them relocating to Canada is newsworthy, but them going to a coffee shop in six weeks just will not be newsworthy at all.”

Yes, yes, you already know: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping back from royal life and splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America. But while we know the location of their U.K. base—that’d be Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor—their North American home is still a mystery. Because, well, naming an entire continent is quite vague.

But that doesn’t mean we’re completely in the dark. Since the announcement, royal reporters, watchers, and pundits have been throwing out suggestions.

The chatter mostly boils down to two locations: Los Angeles and Canada.

Let’s start with the West Coast. Markle is from Southern California, where her mother still lives. Rumors started in 2018 that the couple was house hunting in the region: in September, a source told Vanity Fair that they looked at a place in Calabasas, while the Daily Mail had earlier reported Malibu. Did the Sussexes officially decide they wanted to be closer to Markle’s family and pull the trigger?

Then there’s our neighbor to the north: The Sussex family spent the holidays there—specifically on Vancouver Island—and prior to that, Markle lived in Toronto while filming Suits.

In terms of royal politics, Canada makes sense. While there’s much ado about the couple “quitting” the monarchy, they’ve stated they will continue to “honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.” The key term here is “Commonwealth,” meaning the organization of 53 member states (most of them former colonies of the British empire) that maintain political ties to the U.K. The United States, which revolted against the British empire in 1776, is obviously not part of it. The North American country that is, however? You guessed it: Canada.

If Harry and Meghan do, as they say, want to “continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, and all relevant parties,” living in an U.K.-affiliate country makes that easier. And since a key section of their newly formed website, sussexroyal.com, is about “strengthening the Commonwealth,” living somewhere within the Commonwealth would be a logical conclusion.

Plus, earlier today, People reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left their son, Archie, in the care of a family friend in Canada while they’re in London. The outlet says they plan to return to their son soon, while the Daily Mail reports Meghan has already returned.

The Canadian city that makes the most sense for the couple is Toronto. The city is often called “Hollywood North”—in late 2020 it will debut a 400,000-square-foot studio complex, and each year the city plays host to one of the industry’s most important film festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The couple has spoken earnestly about becoming financially independent. If Meghan wants to return to her career in show business, or Harry—who is currently co-creating an Apple TV+ series with Oprah Winfrey—wants to strengthen his, they can do that in Toronto. Simply put: it’s their goldilocks city, where they can be royals and also earn a living.

Another potential tell? Their new website was made by Article, a digital agency based in Toronto.

The metropolis will be glad to have them: “Come to Canada, where you belong,” read a recent headline in the Toronto Star.

Or perhaps both answers are right! Per Page Six: “The royal couple is planning to set up a new home in the Duchess of Sussex’s glittery old stomping grounds of Los Angeles, along with one in the Commonwealth country of Canada.” Hey, they never said it would just be one North American home.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex last week announced they plan to work to become financially independent, and will split their time between the United Kingdom and North America in a “step back” from their royal duties. New details, like where the couple plans to live, continue to be released.

A royal spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that “from Spring onwards the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be spending the majority of their time in North America.” The spokesperson did not provide more detail on potential locations.

Meghan is currently spending time in Canada, while the royal spokesperson confirmed that Harry will “be attending meetings in the U.K. on Monday.”

Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement Monday that confirmed the royal couple plans to live in Canada at least part of the year.

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family,” the statement said. “It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.”

She echoed an earlier statement sent out by the palace when news of the Sussexes’ split broke, saying these are “complex matters for my family to resolve” and said she had asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.

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Meghan and Harry recently spent their Christmas holiday in the Vancouver area of Canada, but they have not specified where they will reside. The duchess previously lived in Toronto while working on the TV show “Suits.”

The couple will also relinquish some of their titles. While they will continue to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Harry will remain a prince, they will no longer be referred to as “Royal Highness.”

The official Sussex website indicates they also plan to retain their U.K. residence at Frogmore Cottage at Windsor.

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“Frogmore Cottage will continue to be the property of Her Majesty the Queen,” the royal website says. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to use Frogmore Cottage — with the permission of Her Majesty The Queen — as their official residence as they continue to support the Monarchy, and so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom.”

The two moved out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage in March, just ahead of baby Archie’s arrival in May.

According to their official website, they chose that location because their previous residence, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, “could not accommodate their growing family.”

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The other option, Apartment 1 in Kensington Palace, would have cost around $5 million to renovate, including asbestos removal. It also wouldn’t have been ready until 2020.

According to the official Sussex website, Frogmore Cottage was already being renovated when Meghan and Harry chose to move there. The renovations were done because it’s the monarchy’s responsibility to maintain buildings with historical significance, but Harry and Meghan footed the bill for other updates, the site said.

“Expenses related to fixtures, furnishings, and fittings at the official residence — which is owned by Her Majesty the Queen — were funded privately by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the Sussex Royal site said.

However, Harry and Meghan’s move to Windsor was widely seen as the breaking up of a household that Harry had shared with his brother for the past decade. Monday, the royal brothers issued a joint statement denouncing an article from The Times of London that claimed Meghan and Harry had been pushed away from the royal family by a “bullying attitude” from Prince William.

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful,” the statement said, in part.

The Sussex Royal website also explains how the royal pair plans to be funded after their break from royal duties.

The site said “95 percent of the funding received for their Office expenditure is derived from income allocated by HRH The Prince of Wales, generated through the Duchy of Cornwall.”

“This provision has been in place since Prince William and Prince Harry first established their offices in support of The Queen, and is the responsibility of The Prince of Wales,” it said.

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According to the Duchy of Cornwall’s website, it’s a “well-managed private estate” that was established by Edward III in 1337.

The revenues from the estate are passed to the eldest surviving son of the monarch and heir to the throne. In recent history, funds have gone to Prince Charles, Harry’s father and the Duke of Cornwall. He uses the revenues “to fund his public, charitable and private activities and those of his family,” the site said.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lord’s Chamber on Dec. 19, 2019 in London.WPA Pool / Getty Images

Harry and Meghan previously got the other 5% of their income from the Sovereign Grant, funding the government grants the royal family and the queen to cover official expenses.

Under the new arrangement, the duke and duchess don’t plan to continue to receive funding from the Sovereign Grant, “thereby making them members of the Royal Family with financial independence,” .

“As working members of the Royal Family, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain dedicated to maximising Her Majesty’s legacy both in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth,” the site said. “They will continue to proudly do so by supporting their patronages and carrying out works for The Monarchy within the UK or abroad, as called upon.”

This article was originally published on Jan. 8, 2020. It was updated on Jan. 13, 2020 to reflect the queen’s statement.

Harry and Meghan will no longer be known as HRH (Picture: Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to walk away from royal life completely as it was announced they will drop their HRH titles.

Harry and Meghan will stop carrying out royal duties from the spring, following their decision earlier this month to step back as senior royals – and have also offered to repay the £2.4m of taxpayers money they spent on Frogmore Cottage

But just where will the couple be living from now on?

Here’s what you need to know…

Where will Prince Harry and Meghan live after they give up their titles?

It’s likely that Harry and Meghan will spend much of their time living in North America following their step back from royal life.

Meghan went to Canada shortly after the announcement, after she, Harry and baby Archie spent six weeks there over Christmas, in the province of British Columbia.

The couple are likely to spend much of their time in North America (Picture: Getty)

It’s possible they may spend much of their time there, with the former actress having previously lived there for seven years – and having worked in Toronto while starring in US drama Suits.

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When they are in the UK, however, it’s been reported that they will live at Frogmore Cottage – but will pay rent on it.

The couple made it clear that they wanted to keep Frogmore as their UK base ‘so that their family will always have a place to call home in the United Kingdom’ – and a source told Hello!: ‘The Queen has made it clear that Frogmore will continue to be the Sussexes’ home. They will repay the public expenditure on it and will pay for its upkeep. They will be paying a commercial rent on it.’

It’s been speculated the couple could settle in Canada (Picture: Getty)

Following the news that the couple will relinquish their titles, the Queen said in a statement: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home. Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements.’

‘There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly funded security. This new model will take effect in the Spring of 2020.’

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The couple welcomed baby Archie Harrison last May (Picture: Getty Images)

The couple will be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The Queen said in her statement: ‘Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. ‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

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‘I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

‘I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.’

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PARENTS-to-be Meghan and Harry moved into their idealistic cottage in the beginning of April to prepare for the arrival of their little one.

The pair moved from Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage and there are rumours that Meg’s mum Doria is living with them. Here’s what you need to know.

6 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot on May 19 in 2018 and decided to move to somewhere with a little more room after they announced that they were expectingCredit: Getty – Contributor

Where do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live now?

The Sussexes left the confines of Kensington Palace for Frogmore Cottage in Windsor to bring their baby up in the glorious countryside.

They were hoping to have moved in during March, but renovations of the Grade II-listed home have overrun.

The property is being converted back into one house, after it was split into five separate units for royal staff to use.

Several internal walls have been removed to create five en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen-diner, a sweeping staircase and a yoga room.

The windows have been replaced with safer, childproof glass.

A nursery has been decorated for the couple, famously decorated in gender-neutral colours and vegan paint.

Where did they move from?

Meghan and Harry first set up home in the modest two-bedroom cottage, Nottingham House, in grand Kensington Palace, after tying the knot in May 2018.

The cosy cottage was Harry’s bachelor pad – and previously home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, before the couple moved into a 20-room apartment inside the palace.

Although it’s one of the smaller abodes on the property, it does have reception rooms designed by Christopher Wren.

Nottingham Cottage was described as more of a “starter home” for the newlyweds, because of its small living space, and as far back as 2017 there were rumours that Prince Harry had his eyes on grander accommodation.

The Queen’s cousin, The Duke of Gloucester, 74, and his wife Birgitte, 72, live next door to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s larger apartment.

Prince Harry was said to have been eyeing up the property as the perfect place to raise a family.

But a source claimed that Danish-born Birgitte had refused to move.

The Mail quoted a friend of Duchess of Gloucester saying: “Birgitte doesn’t want to leave.

“And why should she?

“She and her husband are still full-time working members of The Firm and they were given their apartment by Her Majesty.”

6 A host of royals live in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London 6 Nottingham Cottage, circled, sits in the landscaped grounds of Kensington PalaceCredit: Rex Features

Has Doria moved in?

Despite the couple’s attempts to stay quiet about their baby plans, unlike William and Kate, Entertainment Tonight reported that Doria Ragland arrived in London on Sunday.

The grandma-to-be flew from her hometown in Los Angeles to be with her daughter when she gives birth to her first child.

It has been rumoured that she will be staying with Meghan and Harry to help them when the newest member of the royal family arrives.

6 The small Nottingham Cottage has two bedrooms, a small living room, kitchen and a bathroomCredit: Camera Press 6 Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor, Berkshire, will offer the royal couple more spaceCredit: Alamy 6 Extensive renovation work at Frogmore Cottage, shown above in February 2019, has not as yet been completedCredit: Rex Features

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When did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married?

The highly-anticipated wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

The couple tied the knot at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, which is where Harry was christened when he was three months old.

In one of the most-watched TV events in recent times, millions tuned in to watch the sixth in line to the throne marry the American actress.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle weren’t originally planning on moving to Frogmore Cottage. Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Late last year, it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would relocate from Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace over to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor. Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave behind London and move over to Windsor was in large part impacted by their wish for more privacy and security, especially with Archie.

They were also already quite familiar with the locale, as they tied the knot at Windsor Castle last year, and Prince Charles hosted their wedding reception at Frogmore House.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t end up settling into the home until just before Archie was born, and completed millions of dollars worth of renovations to convert the residence into a fittingly regal abode. But it turns out that Frogmore Cottage wasn’t actually the Sussexes’ first choice of lodgings.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor last May. Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Apparently, Prince Harry and Meghan originally wanted to move inside of Windsor Castle, reports The Sunday Times, and spoke with Queen Elizabeth about potential living arrangements inside the imposing palace, as there are reportedly a few empty private apartments or even spare residences on the grounds.

Windsor Castle is one of Queen Elizabeth’s official residences, and she spends a good portion of her time there, including most weekends during her working year. Alas, the Queen allegedly wasn’t too into the idea of the Sussexes moving into the castle, potentially thinking that the massive residence wasn’t conducive to raising a young family.

Queen Elizabeth suggested Frogmore Cottage instead. JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images

Instead, Queen Elizabeth “politely but firmly” suggested Frogmore Cottage, located elsewhere on the Windsor estate, as a suitable replacement for the then-newlyweds. It ended up working out quite well, as the Sussexes have since entirely transformed Frogmore Cottage, adding soundproofing, a carefully designed nursery, Soho Home accents, regal art and custom designed pieces. They’ve also hosted many a famous face—past guests include George and Amal Clooney, Jane Goodall, Jessica Mulroney and, of course, quite a few royals, as Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton have all stopped by.

And who knows—maybe Queen Elizabeth will gift the Sussexes another home in the near future, like the country home she gave the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Perhaps they can all discuss at Balmoral in the next few weeks.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. Picture: Getty

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live at their new home of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided to move away from the hustle and bustle of the Big Smoke and relocate to the countryside.

New photos have been released of Harry and Meghan’s newly renovated home, Frogmore Cottage, since it’s makeover from a series of apartments to a single-use home.

The property is said to have cost the taxpayer £2.4 million, so what has the money been spent on?

The cottage has been been given a thoroughly modern facelift which has reportedly cost millions. Surrounded by a picket fence and with a grand stucco façade, the exterior shots of the royal couple’s home give an insight into the new rural life of the pair.

First look at Harry and Meghan’s renovated home, Frogmore Cottage. Picture: Shuttershock

New additions to the 5-bedroom royal household reportedly include a yoga studio, soundproofed windows and a nursery decorated wth specially chosen vegan paint.

Builders were still working on Frogmore Cottage as recently as March 10, with builders pictured cleaning and lining the chimney’s of the Grade II listed house.

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Recent aerial view of the residence. #frogmorecottage #frogmorehouse #britishmonarchy #meghanmarkle #princeharry #royals

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Here’s the lowdown on the royal couple’s new digs.

Where do Meghan and Harry live?

Previously Meghan and Harry resided in Nottingham Cottage, which is located within the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Following the announcement of their engagement in November 2017, Meghan moved into Harry’s bachelor pad, where he’s been living for several years now.

It was also where Prince Harry proposed to Meghan, while they were roasting a chicken!

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Frogmore Cottage is a Grade II listed building meaning it has historical or architectural importance. This grade system is used in England and Wales. Exterior alterations are allowed within planning guidance. Permission is needed for significant interior alterations such as removal of features like plasterwork or fireplaces.

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Where is Frogmore Cottage?

Considering the couple’s connection to Windsor, Berkshire – the location of their stunning wedding last May – it’s no surprise Meghan and Harry have decided to relocate to the countryside ahead of the birth of their first child.

Nestled within the Windsor Estate, Frogmore Cottage is a ten-bed house and Grad II-listed property.

According to reports, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland will also be moving into one of the property’s many rooms.

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Last renovated by Queen Mary, 1937.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have officially moved into Frogmore Cottage, their new home! Wishing Their Royal Highnesses all the happiness in the world as they prepare to welcome their baby 🙂 #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #princeharry #frogmorecottage

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The construction of Frogmore House began in 1680 by King Charles II, on land bought by Henry VIII during the 16th century.

Interestingly, Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson are buried in the grounds.

The cottage got its name from the surrounding marshlands, which attracts frogs. The gorgeous property is very close to the banks of the River Thames.

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The new royal baby is here – and it’s a boy!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the news on their Instagram account.

The post said: “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th 2019.”

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Prince Harry spoke to the media outside his house Frogmore Cottage.

He said they were both “absolutely thrilled”. He said the baby was “a very healthy boy” and he thanked the public for their support during the pregnancy.

Harry also said it had been an amazing experience and that Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well”.

Is there a name yet?

Harry said they were still thinking about the name. He said they would share it when they make an appearance as a family with the baby boy in two days’ time.

Instagram/Sussexroyal Harry and Meghan shared the news on their social media page

Their son will come behind Harry in the order of succession, making this baby seventh in line to the throne.

So how much do we know about the baby boy’s future role? Read this and then test your knowledge about other royal babies at the bottom of this page.

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The answer is that he won’t automatically be a prince.

According to a ruling by King George V in 1917, only the eldest son of the Prince of Wales’s oldest son (so that’s Prince William’s son, Prince George) was entitled to be called His Royal Highness (HRH) and a prince.

In December 2012, the Queen made new rules that said that ALL of William and Kate’s children would hold the title of HRH and would be styled as princes and princesses.

So far, that ruling does not apply to Prince Harry’s and Meghan’s children. Some royal experts think he could be styled as Earl of Dumbarton, following one of Prince Harry’s titles.

But the Queen might give Harry’s child a totally different title, so we’ll have to wait and see on that one.

Where will the baby live?Alamy

Harry and Meghan moved house ahead of their baby’s birth.

They left Kensington Palace to live in a new home in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where they got married.

The couple used to share Kensington Palace with lots of other royals. It is where Prince William, Kate, Charlotte and Louis live. But they’ve now moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

The name Frogmore comes from the frogs which have always lived in the low-lying marshy area.

What name will be chosen?Samir Hussein

Good question!

Royal names are often influenced by other royals from history.

Top contenders are traditional names like Charles and James.

What do you buy a royal baby?Getty Images

Harry and Meghan have already received loads of gifts for their baby.

They’ve been given everything from a pair of wellies to LOTS of soft toys (they’ve got more than 90 of them already!).

The presents are all on a list of official royal gifts to members of the monarchy.

Some of the more unusual gifts include a child’s lifeguard outfit and a wetsuit for when the child is older.

How have people reacted?

Former One Direction singer Liam Payne has sent his best wishes to Meghan and Harry.


Prime Minister Theresa May has also sent her congratulations to the new parents.


Former First Lady Michelle Obama said she couldn’t wait to meet the new baby!


Meghan’s friend and former co-star Patrick J. Adams also sent his best wishes to Meghan and Harry.

Patrick used to play Meghan’s husband in Suits, the American TV series she used to star in.


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